Conflict Prevention

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Symposium on the Future of Conflict Prevention: Session 2: What Have We Learned? Reviewing a Decade of Work (Audio)

Speakers: David A. Hamburg, Fen Osler Hampson, Paul Heinbecker, and Gordon S. Smith, and Bruce W. Jentleson
Presider: Major General William L. Nash

Listen to experts discuss the changes in conflict prevention work since the publication of the Carnegie Commission on the Prevention of Deadly Conflict's final report ten years ago.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Costs of Containing Iran

Authors: Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh

The Bush administration wants to contain Iran by rallying the support of Sunni Arab states and now sees Iran's containment as the heart of its Middle East policy: a way to stabilize Iraq, declaw Hezbollah, and restart the Arab-Israeli peace process. But the strategy is unsound and impractical, and it will probably further destabilize an already volatile region.

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Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: Holding World Leaders Accountable to Reducing Global Poverty and Protecting Civilians (Audio)

Speaker: Jan Egeland
Presider: Gillian M. Sorensen

Listen to Jan Egeland, special adviser to the secretary-general of the United Nations, discuss the current state of international humanitarian affairs and how world leaders can be more involved in solving related crises.

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