Conflict and Fragility

Policy briefs

Early warning, politics and power

10 Jun 2016 - 11:17
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In the face of today's immense humanitarian and security challenges, the question arises how the use of early warning/early action mechanisms could be improved to prevent conflict. 

This policy brief argues that a better understanding of the changing face of contemporary conflicts, combined with a better recognition of the limits to the quantification of social processes, are a key first step.