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March 8, 2022

Ukraine
Preventing a Wider European Conflict

To prevent Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine from escalating into a wider European conflict, Thomas Graham recommends that the United States bolster its deterrence efforts with NATO partners, whil…

Russian servicemen drive tanks during military exercises in the Leningrad Region, Russia.

February 14, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Data's Role in Preventing the Next Pandemic

Over the past fifteen years, global health has been threatened by Ebola epidemics in West Africa, the emergence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the spread of Zika through the Americas,and…

Play A woman takes the digital data of a man at a drive through rapid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test centre amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, November 27, 2021

April 5, 2022

Pakistan
Imran Khan’s Undemocratic Action Deepens Pakistan’s Political Crisis

Prime Minister Imran Khan dissolved Pakistan’s National Assembly to avoid a no confidence vote. The move has severe consequences for the country’s democracy. 

Imran Khan

March 8, 2022

Russia
Preventing a Wider European War, With Thomas Graham

Thomas Graham, distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss why Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine and whether the fighting might spread beyon…

Podcast This general view shows damage to the upper floors of a building in Kyiv on February 26, 2022, after it was reportedly struck by a Russian rocket.

April 16, 2021

China
Conflict Prevention Should Shape Policy Responses to Intensifying U.S.-China Competition

What idea—or set of ideas—will drive national security policy under the Biden administration? The Trump administration defined great power competition as the organizing principle of U.S. national sec…

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speak at the opening session of U.S.-China talks in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18, 2021.

September 11, 2020

Afghanistan
What to Know About the Afghan Peace Negotiations

The Center for Preventive Action has compiled an accessible overview of the Afghan peace negotiations, including the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the U.S.-Afghan government joint declaration, and the ongo…

An Afghan man walks past a wall painted with a photo of U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2020.

August 18, 2020

Conflict Prevention
Peace, Conflict, and COVID-19

The Center for Preventive Action has created this resource for those seeking information and analysis about the effects of COVID-19 on peace and conflict.

Three men wearing protective clothing and masks--two of whom have guns--stand guard in front of cars parked in the middle of a debris-ridden street during a twenty-four hour curfew in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 6, 2020.

March 30, 2021

Conflict Prevention
Major Power Rivalry in the Middle East

In a new paper, Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, discusses how great power competition is altering the prospects for managing conflicts i…

The skyline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is seen from the desert.

June 1, 2022

Iran
Deal or No Deal: Update on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Our panelists discussed the Biden administration’s ongoing negotiations to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the Trump administration’s 2018 withdrawal, and the role of …

Play Image of Iranian flag outside of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

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