International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Proactive Intervention: Strategies for National Security Decisions and Policy Formulation
Rick R. Ferrell, Robert D. Hanser

Abstract
This manuscript demonstrates that international conflict can be reflectively analyzed and preventative measures can be ascertained from these reflective examinations. Yet, for many laypersons, diplomacy decisions between the United States and the global community associated with international conflict seems to produce dubious outcomes that defy any sense of logical consistency. With this in mind, an analysis of relevant conflict theories is provided that are integrated with specific conflict genres. Based on this analysis, we propose that mediators should operate from a Person-Centered perspective, similar to that developed by Carl Rogers. In addition, we propose a template that is designed to enhance dialog and empower national security decision makers and United States policy formulators in the peacemaking process.

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