Center for Preventive Action

Micah Zenko: Politics, Power, and Preventive Action

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Other Report Water and U.S. National Security

Water and U.S. National Security

by Joshua W. Busby

Water and security are inextricably linked in every region of the world, yet water as an issue for U.S. national security lacks sustained visibility and sufficient funding.

Other Report Preventive Priorities Survey: 2017

Preventive Priorities Survey: 2017

The Center for Preventive Action's annual Preventive Priorities Survey (PPS) evaluates ongoing and potential conflicts based on their likelihood of occurring in the coming year and their impact on U.S. interests. The PPS aims to help the U.S. policymaking community prioritize competing conflict prevention and mitigation demands.

View the accompanying online interactive: CPA's Global Conflict Tracker

Council Special Report No. 75 Securing a Democratic Future for Myanmar

Securing a Democratic Future for Myanmar

by Priscilla A. Clapp

To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy, according to Priscilla A. Clapp, former chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar.

Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 28 Renewed Confrontation in Georgia

Renewed Confrontation in Georgia

by David J. Kramer

With U.S.-Russia relations already at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, renewed confrontation between Russia and Georgia would make matters considerably worse. David J. Kramer analyzes the likelihood of conflict between the two countries in the next twelve to eighteen months.

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The CPA seeks to help prevent, defuse, or resolve deadly conflicts around the world and to expand the body of knowledge on conflict prevention.

Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Ending South Sudan's Civil War Copy

Myanmar's New Government: The Challenges Ahead Copy

What to Worry About in 2017 (NY)


  • photo of Paul B. Stares Paul B. Stares General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action
  • photo of Micah Zenko Micah Zenko Senior Fellow
  • photo of Reuben E. Brigety II Reuben E. Brigety II Adjunct Senior Fellow for African Peace and Security Issues



Preventive Priorities Survey

Prevention Priorities Survey Map

  • A survey to help inform the U.S. policy community about the relative urgency and importance of competing conflict prevention demands.

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