What to Worry About in 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Speakers

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Mark L. Schneider

Senior Vice President, International Crisis Group

Jim Brooks

President & CEO for Americas, Control Risks

Presiders
Janine A. Davidson

Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

In keeping with the core mission of the Center for Preventive Action, this meeting evaluated the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2015. The speakers discussed their respective organizations’ assessment of risks and potential crises for the new year.

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Iran

With significant risks now looming over global energy markets, the United States should be careful not to go too far with oil sanctions.  

Venezuela

Punishing allies won’t help to rally international support for the restoration of democracy.

Sri Lanka

A high level of coordination suggests the perpetrators had substantial expertise, possibly drawn from a foreign-based terrorist group.