What Should Keep U.S. Policymakers Awake at Night?

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The Council on Foreign Relation’s 2015 Preventive Priorities Survey has just been released by the Center for Preventive Action. A new survey polling officials, academics, and foreign policy experts is conducted every year with the aim of informing United States policymakers about the most urgent existing and potential crises worldwide. This year, the intensification of the conflict in Iraq due to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) occupies the number-one spot. Other top preventive priorities include armed confrontation in the South China Sea, terror attacks or cyberattacks on the U.S., and heightened tensions within Israel and the Palestinian territories. Read more about the survey.