Early Warning Systems as a Conflict Prevention Tool- Recommendations for the Arab Region

2017. Author: Sofia Palli and ESCWA

This study looks at the efficiency of early warning systems as a conflict prevention tool. Drawing on interviews with Early Warning Systems scholars and practitioners, this paper takes stock of the emerging normative and policy frameworks for the evolution of conflict early warning and critically analyzes the most advanced existing mechanisms, with a focus on regional organizations. The paper presents a systematic categorization of Early Warning Systems based on their achievements and limitations. The study concludes by charting recommendations for the design of an early warning mechanism in the Arab context.

  • Arab States
  • Early Warning Early Response
  • Research/Lessons Learned

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