Dr. Paul Stares, Director of the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington DC, discusses the results of a survey of U.S. foreign policy experts on the likelihood and impact of 30 potential crises or conflicts around the world.
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The author of the recent book Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace, Dr. Stares will analyse the top sources of instability, including a military conflict involving North Korea, growing tensions with Iran, and potential flashpoints in eastern Europe.
The result of the 2018 PPS can be found at: https://www.cfr.org/report/preventive-priorities-survey-2018
Dr. Paul B. Stares is the General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on conflict prevention and a regular commentator on current affairs, he is the author or editor of nine books on U.S. security policy and international relations. His latest book, Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace (Columbia University Press, 2017), provides a comprehensive blueprint for how the United States can manage a more turbulent and dangerous world.
Prior to joining CFR, Stares was vice president and director of the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace. He worked as associate director and senior research scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation from 2000 to 2002 and was senior research fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs and then director of studies at the Japan Center for International Exchange from 1996 to 2000. From 1984 to 1996, he was a research associate and later senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution. He has also been a NATO fellow and a scholar in residence at the MacArthur Foundation's Moscow office. Stares has a BA from North Staffordshire Polytechnic and received both his MA and PhD from Lancaster University.
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