CONFLICT PREVENTION AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT: ENOUGH TOOLS, TOO MANY CARPENTERS?
Ladies and gentlemen,
I welcome the opportunity to speak on this very topical subject. The scale of contemporary crises and conflicts proves that the existing tools alone don’t suffice for our ability to counteract them effectively. Nor does the growing number of countries willing to make an active contribution to global issues, though that is a positive trend in itself. Thus, the core question is how to improve security in the modern world.
In order to have a clear answer to that we should first get a deep and preferably wise understanding of contemporary realities. Second, we should improve our ability to eliminate the roots of this or that conflict. And third, we should think how to translate our knowledge and abilities into specific actions.