Preventive Diplomacy and Conflict Prevention: Obstacles and Opportunities

Stability : International Journal of Security and Development. 2012;1(1):68-75 DOI 10.5334/


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Journal Title: Stability : International Journal of Security and Development

ISSN: 2165-2627 (Online)

Publisher: Centre for Security Governance

LCC Subject Category: Political science: International relations | Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Steven A. Zyck

Robert Muggah


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and other forms of preventive action intended to stop armed conflicts before they escalate to widespread violence are the subject of intense debate. And despite their elevation to a norm in the United Nations, where they have been debated in the General Assembly and addressed in prominent reports from the Secretary-General, preventive diplomacy and conflict prevention continue to face daunting obstacles. Drawing from recent high-level consultations on the topic, this piece considers some recurrent obstacles and emerging opportunities in relation to preventive action.