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
Concepts, definitions and methodology
Conflict prevention policy in France
Conflict prevention policy in the UK
Conflict prevention policy in the US
Conflict prevention policy in Germany
Conflict prevention: A national comparison