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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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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Book

Blood on the Doorstep

Author: Barnett R. Rubin

Barnett R. Rubin concludes that preventive action should be a much higher priority for the United States, other governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) than it currently is.

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Stabilizing Nigeria

Authors: Barnett R. Rubin, Pearl T. Robinson, and Peter M. Lewis

To investigate Nigeria and consider various strategies to meet iproblems the country is currently facing, the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) established a working group on Nigeria.

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Contingency Planning Memorandum

Renewed Conflict in Sudan

Author: Katherine Almquist Knopf

Sudan faces the prospect of renewed violence between north and south over the next twelve to eighteen months. Overwhelmingly in favor of independence, the south will either secede peacefully through a credible referendum process as agreed to in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) or pursue this by force if the CPA should collapse. This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum presents the likely triggers of renewed civil war and discusses the U.S. policy options for preventing it from happening and mitigating its consequences in the event that it does.

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Council Special Report No. 62

Partners in Preventive Action

Authors: Paul B. Stares and Micah Zenko

In this globalized world, countries will need to cooperate on policies that extend across borders to address issues that affect them all, including conflict prevention and peacemaking. The authors of this report assess the strengths and weaknesses of international institutions and provide a set of practical recommendations for how the United States can strengthen the global architecture for preventive action by partnering with those organizations.

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