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U.N. peacekeepers outside parliament during a march by supporters of Senate President Jocelerme Privert, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AP photo by Dieu Nalio Chery).

Putting Prevention Back in the U.N.’s Vocabulary

Monday, March 14, 2016

Editor's note: Guest columnist Jim Della-Giacoma is filling in for Richard Gowan, who is on leave until early April.

Prevention has long been a dirty word at the United Nations: Some member states equate it with interference, and the need for early warning that accompanies it with spying. But in a time of crisis, some think the time has come to reconsider what role the world body should play in stopping conflict before it happens. ...

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