The Use of Force, Crisis Diplomacy and the Responsibilities of States
The Libyan and Syrian crises have caused major international rifts over the use of force and crisis management. In February CIC convened a conference with the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute and the Brookings Institution to address how the U.S., its allies and emerging powers can rebuild trust around crisis diplomacy. The event involved scholars and officials from the U.S., Europe, China, India and Brazil. CIC is now publishing the conference background paper on the "responsibility to get serious" in crisis management with a further paper reflecting on the discussions in Abu Dhabi, which identified areas for diplomatic progress.