Center for Preventive Action Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Engaging with Nonstate Armed Groups


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Roundtable Meeting

Assessing Prospects for Security Council Reform

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Roundtable Meeting

Rising Tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

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Roundtable Meeting

Managing Instability on China's Periphery

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Roundtable Meeting

Taking Stock of the 2011 Opening of the UN General Assembly: A Conversation with Samantha Power

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Roundtable Meeting

Turning Tides: Recent Developments in the South China Sea

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Roundtable Meeting

Taking Stock of the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

Attended by representatives from government agencies, NGOs, non-profits, think tanks, and academia, this roundtable assessed the progress and achievements made at the UN HLM and also examined potential opportunities and challenges in fulfilling the outcome document's goals.

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Roundtable Meeting

Turmoil in Syria: What Can the United States Do?

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Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Riyad Mansour

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Roundtable Meeting

Eurozone Default Crisis

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Roundtable Meeting

Stemming the Rising Tide of Violence in Mexico

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Roundtable Meeting

The United States and the Future of Peacekeeping

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Roundtable Meeting

Renewed Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

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Conference Panel Session

Evolving Missions and Imperatives for Preventive Force

What are the current missions where the use of preventive force can serve U.S. interests? How might foreseeable changes in the strategic environment increase the imperatives for using force preventively in the future? What do we know about the efficacy and costs of using preventive force against different kinds of adversaries and in different contexts, for example against terrorists , WMD related targets, and potentially for humanitarian missions? Is this likely to change and would these lessons be broadly applicable to other possible applications conceivable in the future?

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Roundtable Meeting

Operational Opportunities and Constraints

What new capabilities or organizational changes are needed to provide effective and timely preventive options for policymakers? What technological advancements, including cyberwarfare, have enlarged the scope of preventive military options? Are there prospective technological/organizational breakthroughs that will make preventive actions more feasible or likely? What are the intelligence and operational requirements of locating, targeting, and attempting to destroy WMD facilities? What are the opportunities for using force against terrorists' infrastructure or state-sponsors? What is the status/relevance of Prompt Global Strike? What are the opportunities and constraints for offensive cyber operations? How can the United States leverage allied intelligence/military capabilities?

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Roundtable Meeting

Legal Challenges

What is the legal legitimacy of preventive force today? Do states agree on what constitutes preventive force? Can there be clear distinctions between anticipatory, preemptive, and preventive uses of force? How has the Iraq War and current operations in the AFPAK region affected debates about legal or political norms governing preventive force and the level of certainty states should have before they act? How do allies and adversaries view U.S. roles and missions for preventive force? What are the authorization and/or oversight roles for Congress?

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Roundtable Meeting

Instability and Conflict in the DRC

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