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September 29, 2022

Central America
Climate Change and Regional Instability in Central America

To stave off climate-induced instability in Central America, national governments and regional and international organizations all have a role to play to develop both immediate crisis response and lo…

January 10, 2022

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2022

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

A Taiwanese soldier peers out of a tank during the thirty-seventh annual Han Kuang military exercise in Tainan, Taiwan, on September 14, 2021.

January 14, 2021

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2021

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

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December 18, 2019

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2020

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

A woman covers her face as she stands on the outskirts of a town near the Syria-Turkey border, while smoke plumes meant to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes billow from tire fires.

December 11, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2018

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR's annual survey.

2017 North Korea nuclear test

December 17, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2019

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR’s annual survey.

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December 8, 2016

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

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October 4, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union's Conflict Management Capabilities

Overview In this Working Paper, Paul D. Williams clarifies how Africa's strategic importance to the United States has increased substantially over the past decade. In particular, the continent is …

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December 17, 2015

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2016

View the accompanying online interactive: CPA's Global Conflict Tracker. Preventing further intensification of Syria's civil war should be the top priority for U.S. policymakers in 2016, according…

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December 15, 2014

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2015

View the accompanying online interactive: CPA's Global Conflict Tracker The intensification of the crisis in Iraq due to advances by the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) i…

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