Conflict Prevention


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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Teaching Module

Teaching Module: Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia and Eritrea

Author: Terrence Lyons

This module features teaching notes by George Mason University professor Terrence Lyons, author of Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa, along with other resources to supplement the text. In the report, Lyons presents a full picture of what is going on in the Horn of Africa and suggests what the United States needs to do to address the multiple challenges to stability.

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