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About the Center for Preventive Action

The Center for Preventive Action (CPA) helps policymakers devise timely and practical strategies to prevent and mitigate armed conflict around the world, especially in those places where U.S. interests are most at risk.

September 21, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Partners in Preventive Action

Overview The unipolar moment, to the extent it ever existed, has now truly passed. The United States is part of a globalized world, in which the flows of goods, finance, people, and much more conn…

June 12, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Strength Through Peace: A New Blog From the Center for Preventive Action

A new CFR blog explores how the United States can avoid war, stay strong, and keep the peace. 

U.S. soldier aboard helicopter in Afghanistan

October 8, 2009

Conflict Prevention
Enhancing U.S. Preventive Action

Overview Few would dispute that preventing conflict, instability, and humanitarian disaster is preferable to confronting these problems after they arise. Preventive measures are generally less exp…

January 10, 2013

Kenya
CFR’s Center for Preventative Action and Potential Electoral Violence in Kenya

Kenya is an African state of strategic importance to the United States. Not only does it provide the United States with air and maritime access, it plays an important role in preventing terrorists fr…

Kenyans queue to vote in the country's referendum in Naivasha 04/08/2010.

September 21, 2018

India
Global Conflict This Week: Meetings to Watch at UNGA Next Week

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

UN logo

June 15, 2018

Wars and Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: June 15, 2018

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Afghan policeman in Kabul, Afghanistan

December 9, 2008

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities for the Next Administration; Part of a CFR Center for Preventive Action Symposium

Watch former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright discuss measures the next administration can take to mitigate potential sources of crisis across the world.

March 8, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Global Conflict This Week: New Reforms and Transitions in the DRC

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

DRC outgoing President Kabila and his successor Felix Tshisekedi stand during Tshisekedi's inauguration ceremony