International Actors for Armed Conflict Prevention: A Conceptual Exploration

Othman, Jamilah; Ismail, Azahari; Kim, Jinwon; D'Silva, Jeffrey Lawrence
November 2013
Asian Social Science;Nov2013, Vol. 9 Issue 15, p199
Academic Journal
The international society is increasingly interested in importance of armed conflict prevention in order to avoid or minimize unnecessary damage. Indeed, many international agents such as the United Nations (UN), non-governmental organizations, and regional organizations maintain efforts and play a major role in field of armed conflict prevention. However, there is little study on which agent play a more effective role as preventer. Based on examination in this article, regional organizations are inherently more likely to embody conditions which help to increase the effectiveness of preventive strategy. Therefore, regional organizations should take initiative, interacting with other international preventive agents and incorporating their actions.


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