Center for Preventive Action Contingency Roundtable Series

Director: Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action
March 2009 - Present

This monthly meeting series seeks to organize focused discussions on plausible short to medium term contingencies that could seriously threaten U.S. interests. Contingency meeting topics will range from specific states or regions of concern to more thematic issues and will draw on the expertise of government and nongovernment experts. The goal of the meeting series is not only to raise awareness of U.S. government officials and the expert community to potential crises but also to generate practical policy options to lessen the likelihood of the contingency and to reduce the negative consequences should it occur. A summary memo of the resulting recommendations will be distributed to participants and important policymakers.

This series is made possible by the generous support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

 

Summary Memoranda

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Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Potential Trajectories of Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Spillover from Syria: Managing the Threat

This meeting is on the record.

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Instability in Egypt

This meeting is not for attribution.

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An Ambiguous Cyberattack on the United States or Allied Country

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Political Instability in Jordan

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Preventing Chemical Weapon Use in Syria

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Electoral-related Violence in Kenya

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Violent Instability in Venezuela

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Post-U.S. Instability in Iraq

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Managing a Fractured Syria

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Rising Tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

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Hitting the Homeland: Pakistan-based Terrorist

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Eurozone Default Crisis

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Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

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Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack on the United States

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U.S.-PRC Military Incident

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New Challenges in the Congo

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Military Escalation in Korea

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A Third Lebanon War?

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A Coup in Nigeria

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Prospects for Violent Instability in Iran

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Renewed Conflict in Sudan

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

Indo-Pakistani Crisis Sparked by Terrorism

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington, DC

An Israeli Strike on Iran

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Ukraine at Risk

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Now Out of Never? Stability and Instability in Egypt

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Potential Reversal in Iraq

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Dollar Crisis Contingency

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