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Failing foreign policy

The last ten years, the democratic West has fought six wars in the Middle East and
North Africa. These wars have the characteristics of foreign policy failures, resulting
from inadequate violence prevention, a high number of missed opportunities and
unanticipated negative outcomes. FPFs are caused by problems related to interests
and values, analysis, power structures, and policy‐making and leadership. Students
and researchers can help to transform the failing foreign policy into a more
successful foreign policy that furthers our interests in a more constructive way, and
strengthens sustainable peace building in the world. Peace and conflict impact
assessment is a mindset and tool that makes a difference.

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