With war and humanitarian crises embroiling the Middle East and parts of Africa, the new year presents challenges for conflict prevention, mitigation, and response. Three leading conflict experts discussed potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2016, as well as their global political and economic implications. In keeping with the core mission of the Center for Preventive Action, this meeting evaluated the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2016. The speakers discussed their respective organizations’ assessment of risks and potential crises for the new year.
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