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In February 2012, RAND Europe was commissioned by the Delegation for Strategic Affairs of the French Ministry of Defence (Délégation aux Affaires stratégiques du ministère de la Défense) to conduct a study on different approaches to conflict and crisis prevention at both the national and international level. The original report, La prévention des crises et des conflits: enjeux et rôle pour la défense, was completed in November 2012 and authored by Sophie-Charlotte Brune, Anne Kovacs, Anais Reding and Maryse Penny.

This report is a translated excerpt from the original report, focusing on conflict prevention approaches in four national cases: France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany. It was translated and revised from the original French by Giacomo Persi Paoli, Tess Hellgren and Sophie-Charlotte Brune. While some national mechanisms and structures may have evolved since 2012, this report presents the evidence that was accurate as of the report's initial completion date.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Concepts, definitions and methodology

  • Chapter Three

    Conflict prevention policy in France

  • Chapter Four

    Conflict prevention policy in the UK

  • Chapter Five

    Conflict prevention policy in the US

  • Chapter Six

    Conflict prevention policy in Germany

  • Chapter Seven

    Conflict prevention: A national comparison

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