Center for Preventive Action
Most widely held works by Center for Preventive Action
Andes 2020 : a new strategy for the challenges of Colombia and the region : report of an independent commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Center for Preventive Action ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"The Center for Preventive Action, a conflict prevention initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, established the Andes 2020 Preventive Action Commission to develop concrete, pragmatic recommendations to broaden and strengthen U.S., international, and local engagement and coordination in the region, with an eye toward strategies that will help prevent the outbreak of major conflict and mitigate current levels of violence."--BOOK JACKET.
Balkans 2010 : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Preventive Action ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Indonesia commission : peace and progress in Papua : report of an independent commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Preventive Action ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Stabilizing Nigeria : sanctions, incentives, and support for civil society by Peter Lewis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Toward an Angola strategy : prioritizing U.S.-Angola relations : an independent commission report ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Living with Hugo : U.S. policy toward Hugo Chávez's Venezuela by Richard Lapper ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Afghanistan's uncertain transition from turmoil to normalcy by Barnett R Rubin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Securing Pakistan's tribal belt by Daniel Seth Markey ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Few dimensions of dealing with Pakistan are the source of as much frustration as the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, the subject of this Council Special Report commissioned by the Center for Preventive Action. Daniel Markey analyzes the unique challenges of this region, which has long been largely outside Pakistani government control. He argues that the United States must work with Islamabad to confront security threats and improve governance and economic opportunity in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), something that could reduce militancy. The report lays out a cooperative, incentives-based strategy for the United States that would aim to increase the capacity of the Pakistani government and its security institutions, foster political and economic reform, and build confidence in the bilateral relationship. At the same time, the report outlines alternatives to be considered should this positive approach fail to advance U.S. interests. These alternatives, be they coercive sanctions to induce Pakistan to act or unilateral U.S. action against security threats, could bring some short-term progress in dealing with significant threats -- but at the cost of bringing about a more hostile Pakistan that would cease to be a partner of any sort.
Preparing for sudden change in North Korea by Paul B Stares ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
This Council Special Report ... focuses on how to manage one of the central unknowns: the prospect of a change in North Korea's leadership. The report examines three scenarios: managed succession, in which the top post transitions smoothly; contested succession, in which government officials or factions fight for power after Kim's demise; and failed succession, in which a new government cannot cement its legitimacy, possibly leading to North Korea's collapse.
Avoiding conflict in the Horn of Africa : U.S. policy toward Ethiopia and Eritrea by Terrence Lyons ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Planning for post-Mugabe Zimbabwe by Michelle D Gavin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"Once among sub-Saharan Africa's most prosperous and promising states, Zimbabwe has been driven by mismanagement to social and economic ruin. The plight of its people and the prospect for instability in the region make the situation deeply troubling for its citizens, its neighbors, and for the United States and the entire international community. But there appears to be little in the way of viable options to bring about favorable change. In this Council Special Report, produced by the Council's Center for Preventive Action, Michelle D. Gavin urges the United States to look past the current government to Zimbabwe's future. She argues that by leading an international process to plan for recovery and reconstruction after President Robert Mugabe eventually departs, the United States can increase the likelihood that change, when it comes, will bring constructive reform instead of conflict and state collapse. Moreover, this planning could encourage and possibly hasten Mugabe's exit. Ms. Gavin proposes a series of multilateral steps the United States could take now, such as building consensus around post-Mugabe reform measures and establishing an international trust fund to be used for assistance. Such activities would not only provide incentives for Zimbabwe's next leaders to pursue sound governance, but would also give the United States an opportunity to strengthen its often-troubled relationship with South Africa. Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe takes a fresh but realistic look at the situation. In so doing, it offers a way to advance U.S. interests in the region and increase the chance that Zimbabwe's eventual political transition reverses, rather than continues, that country's decline."--Provided by publisher.
Nigeria : elections and continuing challenges by Robert I Rotberg ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"Nigeria is Africa's most populous country, the home of sub-Saharan Africa's largest Muslim population, and one of the world's leading oil producers. While Nigeria has the potential to be a successful case study of economic and political reform and religious cooperation, it faces serious problems, including corruption, internal unrest, an HIV/AIDS epidemic, and a struggling economy. Nigeria, the United States, and the international community all have a vested interest in ensuring that the country addresses these challenges and becomes a peaceful, stable democracy. As Robert I. Rotberg details in the latest Council Special Report, a crucial step in this process is for Nigeria to conduct free, fair, and credible gubernatorial and national elections in April 2007. Nigeria: Elections and Continuing Challenges, sponsored by the Council's Center for Preventive Action, suggests immediate and medium-term courses of action for Nigerians and members of the international community. Some of Rotberg's policy recommendations, such as election monitoring, are focused on helping Nigeria avoid a near-term breakdown of democracy. Others, such as strengthening health care infrastructure and improving security, look more broadly to the future and tackle the country's fundamental challenges of governance and development. As this report makes clear, the stakes are large: The upcoming elections will dramatically affect this critical country's prospects--which in turn will dramatically affect the future of all of Africa."--Provided by publisher.
Dealing with Damascus : seeking a greater return on U.S.-Syria relations by Mona Yacoubian ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
In this Council Special Report, Mona Yacoubian and Scott Lasensky make a strong case that the Bush administration's policy of diplomatic isolation of Syria is not serving U.S. interests, and offer informed history and thoughtful analysis of the country and its external behavior.
Somalia : a new approach by Bronwyn E Bruton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
"Even among failed states-- those countries unable to exercise authority over their territory and provide the most basic services to their people-- Somalia stands apart. A country of some nine million, it has lacked a central government since the fall of Mohamed Siad Barre's regime in 1991. Poverty and insecurity are endemic. Less than 40 percent of Somalis are literate, more than one in ten children dies before turning five, and a person born in Somalia today cannot assume with any confidence that he or she will reach the age of fifty. Failed states provide fertile ground for terrorism, drug trafficking, and a host of other ills that threaten to spill beyond their borders. Somalia is thus a problem not just for Somalis but for the United States and the world. In particular, the specter of Somalia's providing a sanctuary for al-Qaeda has become an important concern, and piracy off Somalia's coast, which affects vital international shipping lanes, remains a menace. In this report, Bronwyn E. Bruton proposes a strategy to combat terrorism and promote development and stability in Somalia. She first outlines the recent political history involving the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) formed in 2004 and its Islamist opponents, chiefly the Shabaab, which has declared allegiance to al-Qaeda. She then analyzes U.S. interests in the country, including counterterrorism, piracy, and humanitarian concerns, as well as the prospect of broader regional instability."--P. vii
Peace in Papua : widening a window of opportunity by Blair A King ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Bolivia on the brink by Eduardo Gamarra ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Enhancing U.S. preventive action by Paul B Stares ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
In this Council Special Report the authors evaluate the U.S. system for foreseeing and heading off crises. They assess in detail current U.S. practices with regard to different types of preventive action, examining such topics as intelligence community analyses; "watchlists" of states at risk; interagency planning processes; foreign assistance programming; and the work of the State Department office created in 2004 to lead U.S. government efforts in this area. The report cites an array of shortcomings in how the government plans and conducts its preventive activities, a situation that can leave policymakers scrambling to respond to crises after they break out. To improve this, the authors recommend a variety of steps, including revising and strengthening the strategic planning process under the leadership of the National Security Council, improving and consolidating intelligence products and connecting them more closely to policymakers, and providing additional funding for preventive efforts.
Averting crisis in Ukraine by Steven Pifer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
This Council Special Report, commissioned by CFR's Center for Preventive Action, takes all these issues into account and examines the many challenges facing Ukraine.
Toward deeper reductions in U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons by Micah Zenko ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The drug war in Mexico : confronting a shared threat by David A Shirk ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
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