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25 April 2014: 2014 has seen South Sudan descend into civil war just a few years after independence. Consulting analyst Casie Copeland breaks down the different parties to the conflict and their demands.


 Hugh Pope 14 March 2014: Learn more about International Crisis Group's report "Divided Cyprus: Coming to Terms On an Imperfect Reality" from Hugh Pope, Deputy Program Director, Europe & Central Asia. To avoid another failed effort at federal reunification in the new round of Cyprus negotiations, all sides should break old taboos and discuss all possible options, including independence for Turkish Cypriots within the European Union.

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 South Sudan 22 March 2013: Comfort Ero, Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group, breaks down Sudan and South Sudan's recent security agreement.

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  21 March 2013: Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group's Latin America Program Director, looks at the challenges and opportunities Mexico faces as it combats drug violence. 

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  15 March 2013: Daniel Pinkston, North East Asia Project Deputy Director, breaks down North Korea's risky nuclear brinkmanship and how the international community should respond.

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  8 March 2013: Ali Vaez, Senior Iran Analyst for the International Crisis Group, discusses the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 on sanctions and Iran's nuclear enrichment program. 

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  Tension in Guatemala’s Indigenous Hinterland
15 February 2013


Mary Speck, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Guatemala, talks about the consequences of the tragedy of Totonicapán in October 2012, in which soldiers opened fire on Maya protesters, killing six and injuring 30. 4:26

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Tensión en las tierras indígenas de Guatemala
15 de febrero 2013

Mary Speck, Analista Senior de Crisis Group para Guatemala, analiza las consecuencias de la tragedia de Totonicapán en octubre de 2012, en la que soldados abrieron fuego contra manifestantes mayas. Seis personas murieron y 30 fueron heridas.

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Haiti
It’s Time for a National Consensus in Haiti
6 February 2013


Delayed elections, mistrust and public protests against Haitian President Michel Martelly threaten the country’s chance to end decades of political conflict and to recover from the 2010 earthquake. Without a national accord, the country risks ongoing crises. Javier Ciurlizza, ICG Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, tells us more on the current challenges Haiti is facing. 4.52

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Hora de un consenso nacional en Haití
6 de febrero 2013

Elecciones postergadas, desconfianza y protestas contra el Presidente de Haití Michel Martelly ponen en peligro la oportunidad de poner fin a décadas de conflictos políticos y de recuperarse del terremoto del 2010. Sin un consenso nacional, el país arriesga más crisis. Javier Ciurlizza, Director del programa Latinoamérica y el Caribe de Crisis Group, nos cuenta más sobre los grandes problemas que acechan a Haití y los retos que quedan por enfrentar.

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DR Congo Podcast L'enjeu des négociations de Kampala : Comment sortir du cycle des rébellions ?
12 January 2013


Thierry Vircoulon, Directeur du projet Afrique centrale, discute les solutions possibles pour améliorer la crise dans les Kivus, DR Congo. 8:00

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  Colombia: Peace at Last?
12 October 2012


Kimberly Abbott, our communications director for North America, discusses with Mark Schneider, our vice-president for Latin America, the peace negotiations taking place next week in Oslo between the government of Colombia and FARC, aiming at finding a political solution to the Western Hemisphere’s oldest conflict. 8:01

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  Ethiopia's Transition
22 August 2012


Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died on 20 August 2012. Emilio Manfredi, Crisis Group’s Ethiopia Analyst, explains the profound national and regional consequences of the passing of the man who ruled the country for over two decades. 5:04

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  Iraq's Political Crisis
1 August 2012


Joost Hiltermann, Crisis Group's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, discusses the political crisis developing in Iraq over the possibility of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seeking a third term. 6:04

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  Libya’s Post-Electoral Challenges
26 July 2012


Just prior to the elections in Libya, Crisis Group issued a conflict alert regarding potential disruptions by armed groups in the east and the risk of an election boycott. Claudia Gazzini, Senior Analyst for Libya, looks at the outcome of the elections and the challenges ahead. 5:53

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  Tunisia: Confronting Social and Economic Challenges
28 June 2012


Eighteen months after initiating the Arab spring, Tunisia can still boast of an ongoing and successful transition. But formidable social and economic challenges threaten to halt progress. William Lawrence, Crisis Group's North Africa Project Director, speaks about how those challenges have manifested on the ground. 4:30

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 Photo credit: Wilson Dias/ABr Elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela
2 de julio 2012

Silke Pfeiffer, Directora para Colombia/Andes, analiza los próximos comicios en Venezuela. En ellos el actual presidente Hugo Chávez no sólo se enfrenta a una oposición unida, sino también a un cáncer que lo ha alejado varias veces del país. 5:25

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  Venezuela: The Coming Elections
26 June 2012

Silke Pfeiffer, Crisis Group's Colombia/Andes Project Director, discusses the upcoming presidential election in Venezuela, where current President Hugo Chavez faces both a united opposition and cancer. 3:50

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Relever les défis sociaux et économiques en Tunisie
22 juin 2012

Dix-huit mois après avoir initié la révolution, la Tunisie fait toujours figure d’exception dans un contexte arabe marqué par des transitions bâclées et sanglantes. En dépit du chemin parcouru, les problèmes socioéconomiques restent d’actualité et menacent d’entraver la stabilité du pays. Michael Ayari, analyste principal pour la Tunisie revient sur cette situation. 4:49

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Iran: The Perils of Nuclear Brinkmanship
17 June 2012

Ali Vaez, Crisis Group's Senior Iran Analyst, discusses the new briefing, The P5+1, Iran and the Perils of Nuclear Brinkmanship. 7:51

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Central Asia: Region in Decline
6 June 2012

Paul Quinn-Judge, Crisis Group's Deputy Asia Director, discusses the deep crisis facing the Central Asian states of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan and analyzes the region's relationship with neighboring powers Russia and China. 9:24

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Zimbabwe's Reform Process
6 June 2012

Piers Pigou, Project Director for Southern Africa, talks about the recent decision of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to block elections without reforms in Zimbabwe and about concerns around Robert Mugabe’s candidacy. 4:30




Sri Lanka: Unanswered Questions
31 May 2012

Mark Schneider, Senior Vice President and Special Advisor on Latin America, discusses the recent visit to Washington of G. L. Peiris, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, and the pressing questions that the minister left unanswered. 9:59



Guinea-Bissau’s Transition after the Coup
24 May 2012


On 12 April a military uprising ousted former prime minister Carlos Gomes Júnior just as he was about to compete in a run-off presidential election that he was poised to win. Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, Senior Communications Officer for the International Crisis Group, and Vincent Foucher, Crisis Group West Africa Senior Analyst, were in Bissau to examine the current situation in the country. In this podcast they discuss the reasons for the overthrow and the priorities of the new transitional government. 8:19

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Liberia: Reconciliation and Reform
21 May 2012


Titi Ajayi, West Africa Fellow, talks to Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, Senior Communications Officer, about lessons learned from the last electoral process in Liberia and what the country should do to consolidate peace and democracy. 4:29

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DR Congo: The Post-Election Dynamic
3 May 2012


The Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential and legislative elections, held late last year, were widely condemned as illegitimate, marred by fraud and violence. Thierry Vircoulon, Crisis Group's Central Africa Project Director, discusses the country's post-election dynamics and how the political system might be repaired. 4:36

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Kosovo and Serbia: Rising Tensions
26 April 2012

Marko Prelec, Crisis Group's Balkans Project Director, explains how to defuse tensions between Kosovo and Serbia in advance of Serbia's general elections. 4:05

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Colombia: A Negotiated Peace?
5 April 2012

Guerrilla group FARC released its last military and police hostages this week, raising hopes that progress might be made toward a negotiated end to Colombia's half century old internal armed conflict. Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group's Latin America Program Director, looks at how the administration of President Santos and the international community can build a model for negotiations, peace, and transitional justice. 4:31

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Burundi: la crise de corruption
26 mars 2012

Thierry Vircoulon, directeur du projet pour l’Afrique centrale de l’International Crisis Group, revient sur la nature, très politique, de la corruption au Burundi, et Il en expose les conséquences sur le développement du pays, et définit des recours pour lutter contre le problème. 3:43

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Guinea-Bissau: What happens after the Elections?
21 March 2012

West-African state Guinea-Bissau, known for its chronic instability, went to the polls on Sunday 18 March. Early figures from some polling stations in the capital Bissau showed former prime minister and ruling party candidate Carlos Gomes Junior far ahead. Now five candidates have called for the cancellation of the polls, due to “massive rigging”. Vincent Foucher, Crisis Group’s West Africa Senior Analyst, looks at current developments. 5:57

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North Korea's Nuclear Program 
20 March 2012

North Korea and the U.S. recently struck a deal in which the DPRK will cease nuclear tests in exchange for nutritional food aid. Daniel Pinkston, Crisis Group’s Deputy Project Director for North East Asia, discusses whether this represents a real opening in efforts to denuclearise North Korea. 8:16

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Sri Lanka’s North: Recipe for Renewed Conflict
19 March 2012


Alan Keenan, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst and Sri Lanka Project Director, examines how de facto military rule and various forms of government-sponsored “Sinhalisation” of the Tamil-majority region are impeding international humanitarian efforts, reigniting a sense of grievance among Tamils, and weakening chances for a real political settlement to devolve power in Sri Lanka. 11:31

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North Korea's Power Transfer
15 March 2012


When Kim Jong-il died in December 2011, he left the leadership of North Korea to his son, Kim Jong-un. While some observers predicted that the transfer of power would destabilize the regime, the transition has apparently proceeded with no major upsets. Daniel Pinkston, Crisis Group’s Deputy Project Director for North East Asia, parses the succession and what it means for regional security. 5:55

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Iran’s Nuclear Program, the Risk of War and Lessons from Turkey 
15 March 2012

The risk of war between Iran, Israel and the US has rarely been so high. Hugh Pope, Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for the International Crisis Group, lays out a plan to defuse tensions and points to Turkey as a potential model for engaging Iran. 11:10

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Georgia's Constitutional Changes 
1 March 2012

Georgia is in the midst of transitioning from a presidential to a mixed parliamantary system, in which much power will lie with the office of the Prime Minister. Elections later this year will determine whether current President Mikheil Saakashvili's party, United National Movement, will retain control of government. Medea Turashvili, Caucasus analyst for the International Crisis Group, discusses what implications this might have on Georgia's domestic and foreign policy. 8:14

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Azerbaijan's IDP Burden
27 February 2012

In the 1990s, the Nagorno-Karabakh war between Azerbaijan and Armenia generated one of the world’s largest populations of internally displaced persons, or IDPs, when hundreds of thousands of ethnic Azeris fled their homes in the face of Armenian forces. Lawrence Scott Sheets, Crisis Group's South Caucasus Project Director, discusses how IDPs have fared and the prospects for a deal that could permit their return. 6:38

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southossetia-turshavili South Ossetia: Rise of a new Politics and Foreign Policy
17 February 2012

In 2008, Russia and Georgia went to war over South Ossetia, a small entity just a short drive north from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Since that war, South Ossetia has declared itself an independent state, although it remains unrecognized with the exceptions of Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the island states of Nauru and Tuvalu. In reality, South Ossetia is overwhelmingly dependent on Russian aid, both monetary and military. Discussing the latest developments in South Ossetian politics, and what that means for its relations with Russia and Georgia, is Crisis Group’s Caucasus analyst, Medea Turashvili. 8:20

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Zimbabwe's Sanctions Standoff
10 February 2012

Zimbabwe must hold elections before the end of June 2013 but the reforms needed to ensure appropriate conditions are critically wanting. The regional organization, the Southern African Development Community, calls for the removal of international sanctions, claiming they are a serious political impediment to reform. Those who have imposed the measures argue the reform deficits justify their continuation, though they have been more symbolic than drivers of change. Crisis Group’s Southern Africa Project director, Piers Pigou, discusses the broader paralysis that characterizes Zimbabwean politics. 9:02

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Kenya: Tensions after the ICC Ruling
9 February 2012

Two weeks after the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed that four prominent Kenyan figures, including two presidential candidates, are to stand trial over crimes against humanity, political emotions in the country are running high. Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director for the International Crisis Group, and Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, Crisis Group Kenya Analyst, discuss the situation in Eldoret which is the scene of post-election violence 4 years ago, and talk about the local feelings in the run up to the next elections due in 2012. 9:51

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Kenyan Somali Islamist Radicalisation
29 January 2012

Islamic radicalisation is reaching into Kenya. Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has built a cross-border network with the aim of radicalising and recruiting youth to fight in Somalia and carry out attacks within Kenya. EJ Hogendoorn, Crisis Group's Horn of Africa Project Director, discusses how best to counter the trend. 5:56

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Reform Prospects in Guinea-Bissau
27 January 2012

The West African country Guinea-Bissau has been relatively stable since the political and military turmoil of 2010. But crucial political, military and judicial developments still lie ahead of this year's presidential elections. We talked to Vincent Foucher, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for West Africa, about the future of Guinea-Bissau. 7:14

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Les perspectives de réforme en Guinée-Bissau
27 janvier 2012

Depuis les troubles militaires de 2010 et la tentative de coup d'Etat du 26 décembre dernier, la Guinée-Bissau se stabilise peu à peu. Ceci dit, alors que les Bissau-Guinéens se préparent aux élections présidentielle et législatives, l'incertitude politique, militaire et judiciaire pèse encore sur le pays. Vincent Foucher, analyste principal pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest de Crisis Group, examine la situation et souligne les principaux enjeux. 7:04

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Update from Ambon
23 January 2012

As they head back to the airport at the end of a research trip to Ambon, Indonesia, Senior Adviser Sidney Jones speaks with Communications Director Andrew Stroehlein about her impressions following their meetings with community leaders, journalists and local officials. The city is in some ways showing impressive spirit and innovative ideas in addressing the threat of renewed violence, but the slightest spark could still all too easily set off another round of Christian-Muslim bloodshed. 6:28

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Kenya: Impact of the ICC Proceedings
20 January 2012

After post-election violence gripped Kenya in 2007-08, the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched an investigation into top politicians allegedly implicated in the crisis. Crisis Group analyst Abdullahi Boru Halakhe looks at the effect the ICC proceedings may have on this year's presidential and legislative elections. 7:28

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Haiti: Two Years On
12 January 2012

On the second anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake, Mark Schneider, Senior Vice President and Special Adviser on Latin America, discusses the improvements Haiti has made - and what remains to be done. 7:56

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Côte d’Ivoire: Continuing the Recovery
21 December

It has been eight months since former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo was arrested. On 11 December, Côte d’Ivoire held its legislative elections in a generally peaceful and orderly manner. However, despite economic growth and progress towards national reconciliation, the situation remains fragile. Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group’s West Africa Project Director highlights the main challenges facing the new Ivorian government. 5:51

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Côte d’Ivoire : poursuivre la convalescence
21 décembre

Huit mois après l'arrestation de l'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo, les élections législatives du 11 décembre se sont déroulées dans un calme relatif. La situation en Côte d'Ivoire semble apaisée, mais le pays reste profondément divisé. Gilles Yabi, directeur du projet Afrique de l'Ouest pour Crisis Group, souligne les principaux défis auxquels le gouvernement doit faire face. 6:23

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Keeping Haiti Safe: Police Reform
20 December 2011

Two years after the earthquake, Haiti remains susceptible to drug trafficking, violent crime and political instability. State institutions remain weak, particularly the Haitian National Police and the Justice system upon which public safety relies. Bernice Robertson, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst in Haiti, explains how insecurity damages the country's recovery. 6:28

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Preservar la seguridad en Haití
20 de diciembre 2011

Dos años después del devastador terremoto en Haití, el progreso en el país sigue lento, entre otros a causa del narcotráfico, la violencia criminal y la inestabilidad política. Las instituciones del Estado aún son débiles, incluyendo la policía nacional y el sistema judicial. Bernice Robertson, analista senior para Haití de Crisis Group, nos explica cómo la inseguridad limita el avance del país. 6:37

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Garder Haïti en sécurité : la réforme de la Police
15 décembre 2011

Deux ans après le tremblement de terre en Haïti, les trafics de drogue, la criminalité et l’instabilité politique ralentissent la reconstruction de l’Etat. Les institutions gouvernementales sont faibles, y compris la Police Nationale Haitienne, qui est responsable d’assurer la sécurité publique. Bernice Robertson, analyste pour Crisis Group en Haïti, explique comment l’insécurité nuit considérablement au redressement du pays. 5:02

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Afghanistan: The "Bonn II" Conference
2 December 2011

In a few days, hundreds of officials from more than 50 countries will descend on Bonn, Germany, for what has been billed as one of the most significant turning points in Afghanistan's ten-year dance with the international community. The conference planners hope to set out their vision for a reset of international engagement in Afghanistan in a move that will mark the beginning of the end of the decade-long Western military presence. Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst in Afghanistan, distinguishes ambition from the reality on the ground. 6:47

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Myanmar: A Lasting Solution to the Civil War?
30 November 2011

The Myanmar government under President Thein Sein has introduced reforms that may begin to resolve nearly 60 years of ethnic conflict. Jim Della-Giacoma, Crisis Group's Southeast Asia Project Director, speaks about these reforms. 7:08

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The Lord's Resistance Army: End Game?
28 November 2011

Led by Joseph Kony, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has terrorized Central Africa for decades. Central Africa analyst Ned Dalby explains why a unique opportunity might exist now to end the LRA insurgency for good. 4:11

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Risks of War in the South Caucasus
17 November 2011

Lawrence Sheets, Crisis Group's South Caucasus Project Director, discusses the risks of renewed war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. 5:03

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Afghanistan: After the Withdrawal
9 November 2011

Several international conferences on Afghanistan are trying to chart the country's future after the planned 2014 U.S. withdrawal. Robert Templer, Crisis Group's Asia Program Director, warns of the deteriorating security and regional interference likely to accompany the U.S. drawdown of troops. 7:39

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Unresolved Business in Zimbabwe
7 November 2011

Piers Pigou, Crisis Group’s Southern Africa Project Director, talks about worrying events since March, the current political developments in the country and the main challenges ahead of the general elections. 3:56

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Erdogan's Growing Popularity in the Arab World Erdogan's Growing Popularity in the Arab World
31 October 2011

During Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s trip to North Africa which was dubbed the ‘Arab Spring’ tour that included Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, he sought to assert Turkey’s growing influence in the region. A rapturous welcome in Cairo, Tunis, and Benghazi confirmed his soaring popularity in the Arab World. Hugh Pope, our Turkey-Cyprus Project director, discuss the relations between Turkey and its Arab neighbours following the “Arab Spring”. 6:40

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Moving Beyond Easy Wins: Colombia's Borders Colombia’s borders
31 October 2011

Colombia’s armed conflict has moved to the periphery of the country and is now increasingly fought also on Venezuelan and Ecuadorian soil. Silke Pfeiffer, Crisis Group’s Project Director for Colombia/Andes, examines the situation at the Colombian borders and what can be done to help the affected communities. 5:09

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Las fronteras colombianas
31 de octubre de 2011

El conflicto armado colombiano se ha trasladado principalmente a las regiones fronterizas del país y es cada vez más visible también en suelo venezolano y ecuatoriano. Silke Pfeiffer, directora del proyecto Colombia/Andes de Crisis Group, analiza la situación en las fronteras de Colombia y nos habla sobre lo que se puede hacer para ayudar a las comunidades afectadas. 5:36

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Sudan: Sliding into a New Civil War?
28 October

South Sudan obtained its independence, but Sudan’s crisis is far from being over. Fighting broke out in Southern Kordofan, Abyei, and finally in Blue Nile State. Fouad Hikmat, Crisis Group’s Special Advisor on Sudan and the African Union, explains why peace is still elusive in Sudan. 4:37

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هل ينزلق السودان في حرب أهلية جديدة؟  
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 نال جنوب السودان استقلاله، ولكن أزمة السودان ما تزال مشتعلة. اندلع القتال في جنوب كردفان وآبيي، ومؤخرا في ولاية النيل الأزرق. فؤاد حكمت، المستشار الخاص لدى مجموعة الأزمات الدولية في شؤون الاتحاد الإفريقي والسودان يشرح الأسباب التي تجعل السلام بعيد المنال في السودان.  3:18

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Hamas and Israel: The Prisoner Swap
21 October

Israel and Hamas reached a prisoner swap deal mediated by Egypt to release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of more than one thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israel. Robert Blecher, Crisis Group’s Arab-Israeli Project Director, speaks about the timing and significance of this deal, and whether it will advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. 5:09

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Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence
14 October

 

Mark Schneider, Crisis Group’s Senior Vice President and Special Adviser on Latin America, discusses drug-related violence and corruption in newly democratic Guatemala and the steps the country's leadership as well as the international community can take to consolidate security. 6:50

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Violencia y tráfico de drogas en Guatemala
10 de octubre

Javier Ciurlizza, Director del programa Latinoamérica y el Caribe, habla sobre la violencia y el tráfico de drogas en Guatemala, país puente para los estupefacienteshacia Norteamérica. 4:48

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Bosnia: What Does Republika Srpska Want?
4 October 2011

Sabine Freizer, Crisis Group's Europe Program Director, discusses how the leadership of Republika Srpska can put its troubled relationship with the central government in Sarajevo back on track. 6:36

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Las amenazas a la democracia en Latinoamérica
3 de octubre 2011

Javier Ciurlizza, Director del Programa Latinoamérica y el Caribe, habla sobre el narcotráfico, la desconfianza ciudadana hacia las instituciones del Estado y el fracaso de la democracia para producir resultados concretos. Estas tres amenazas a la región podrían revertir los avances en materia de desarrollo y en materia de seguridad. 9:41

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Turkey: Ending the PKK Insurgency
22 September 2011

Hugh Pope, Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for the International Crisis Group, looks at the recent spike in violence between the Turkish government and the Kurdish PKK insurgency and discusses what can be done to bring the decades-long conflict to a close. 7:48

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Reform in Myanmar
22 September 2011

Jim Della-Giacoma, Crisis Group's Southeast Asia Project Director, speaks about changes on the ground in Myanmar as President Thein Sein pursues a reform agenda and how Western nations can encourage further change. 6:20

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Afghanistan: The Assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani
20 September 2011

Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former Afghan president and chief government negotiator with the Taliban, was killed today in a Kabul bomb blast. Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Afghanistan, analyzes the repercussions for peace talks. 4:14

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Yemen: On the Brink of Civil War?
20 September 2011

Violence has escalated in Sanaa during the last three days. Military defectors backing anti-government protesters are fighting with troops loyal to President Ali Saleh taking the death toll to more than 50 people. April Alley, Crisis’s Group’s Yemen Senior Analyst, explains the situation on the ground, and what can be done to stop the violence. 4:41

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Abbas's Gambit at the UN
19 September 2011 

Palestinian President Abbas has made up his mind to request recognition of a fully-fledged state at the United Nations later this week, defying fierce opposition from Israel and the US. Robert Blecher, Crisis Group’s Israel-Palestine Project Director, discusses this diplomatic move, and its possible consequences. 8:44

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مناورة عباس في الأمم المتحدة
19 سبتمبر

قرر الرئيس محمود عباس التوجه للأمم المتحدة لطلب العضوية الكاملة. سهير فريتخ باحة لدى مجموعة الأزمات الدولية في الشأن الفلسطيني تتحدث في هذه الحلقة عن هذا التحرك وما قد يترتب عليه. 5:34

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Congo: Le processus électoral vu de l'Est
6 Septembre 2011

Le compte à rebours a commencé en République Démocratique du Congo: les élections présidentielles et législatives auront lieu le 28 novembre prochain. Sur le terrain, Thierry Vircoulon, Directeur du Projet Afrique Centrale de Crisis Group, nous parle des enjeux dans les provinces des Kivus et de l'Ituri. 4:29

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Indonesia: Hope and Hard Reality in Papua
26 August 2011

A separatist insurgency has simmered for decades in Indonesian Papua, driven by complex economic, political and historical factors. Recently, violence has taken a turn for the worse. Sidney Jones, Senior Advisor to Crisis Group's Asia Program, discusses steps Jakarta should take to address Papuan grievances. 8:01

 

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Syria: Crackdown Continues...
26 August 2011

The Syrian regime still seems intent on its crackdown on the popular revolt that broke out last March against Bashar Assad’s autocratic regime. Peter Harling, Crisis Group’s Project Director for Iraq, Lebanon and Syria talks about the effectiveness of international sanctions against Syria, and the situation of the Syrian opposition. 7:56

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Liberia: Elections and the Fragile Recovery
18 August 2011

This fall, Liberia will hold its second general and presidential elections since civil war ended in 2003. Titi Ajayi, a Fellow with Crisis Group’s West Africa Project, discusses the high stakes of the elections and the longer term reforms Liberia needs to consolidate peace and stability. 5:03

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Violence and Politics in Venezuela
16 August 2011

When President Hugo Chávez assumed power in 1999, he promised to root out corruption and tackle violence. Twelve years later, criminal violence is out of control. Silke Pfeiffer, Colombia/Andes Project Director, examines the security situation in Venezuela. 3:37

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Violencia y Política en Venezuela
16 de agosto de 2011

En 1999 el presidente Hugo Chávez prometió erradicar la corrupción y la violencia. Doce años después, la violencia y la criminalidad en el país están fuera de control. Silke Pfeiffer, Directora para Colombia/Andes de Crisis Group, analiza las causas y los efectos de esta situación. 4:07

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The Philippines: A New Strategy for Peace in Mindanao?
2 August 2011

The Philippine government is experimenting with a creative but risky strategy to bring peace to Mindanao. Bryony Lau, Crisis Group’s South East Asia Analyst for the Philippines, explains us why it is so important to the government to achieve peace in this region and how it is planning to do it. 3:41

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The Challenges Ahead for Côte d'Ivoire
1 August 2011

Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara faces the difficult task of rebuilding the country after five months of post-election violence that killed thousands. Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group’s West Africa Project Director, discusses the tasks Ouattara faces. 10:24

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Côte d’Ivoire : Des enjeux-clés pour une période déterminante
3 août 2011

Dans une Côte d’Ivoire marquée par des mois de violent conflit, les défis restent nombreux pour le président Alassane Ouattara en matière de sécurité, de justice, d’économie, et de réconciliation nationale. Gilles Yabi, directeur du projet Afrique de l’Ouest de Crisis Group, analyse la situation. 7:01

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The Horn of Africa Food Crisis
28 July 2011

Famine has again struck the Horn of Africa. Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya have experienced widespread malnourishment, with almost 4 million people in need of immediate assistance in Somalia alone. EJ Hogendoorn, Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa Project Director, discusses the famine’s causes and implications. 8:14

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Le Tribunal Spécial et le nouveau gouvernement
28 juillet 2011

Le Tribunal Spécial pour le Liban sur l'assassinat de l’ex-premier ministre Hariri a enfin délivré sa mise en accusation visant quatre membres du Hezbollah impliqués dans l’assassinat.  Comment le gouvernement va-t-il faire face à cet acte d’accusation, et avec quelles conséquences pour le Liban et la région? Sahar Atrache, notre analyste pour le Liban, aborde ces questions. 4:22

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الحكومة الجديدة والمحكمة الدولية
28 يوليو

 صدر أخيرا القرار الاتهامي بشأن اغتيال رئيس الوزراء اللبناني الأسبق رفيق الحريري مع مذكرات توقيف دولية لأربعة لبنانيين من حزب الله يشتبه في تورطهم في عملية الاغتيال. سحر الأطرش محللة الشؤون اللبنانية في مجموعة الأزمات الدولية تتحدث عن تعامل حكومة ميقاتي الجديدة مع مذكرات التوقيف وتبعات ذلك لبنانيا وإقليميا 4:47

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Colombia: Cutting the Link between Crime and Local Politics
25 July 2011

 

If the interference of criminal groups in local politics is not addressed, they could become even a bigger threat to Colombia’s local democracy and national security. Silke Pfeiffer, Colombia/Andes Project Director, examines the risks of political violence, electoral fraud and infiltration of criminal groups in the coming elections. 4:43

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Colombia: Rompiendo los nexos entre el crimen y la política local
25 de julio de 2011

Si Colombia no enfrenta a tiempo los intentos de interferencia de los grupos ilegales en las elecciones de octubre, la democracia local y la seguridad nacional se verán crecientemente amenazadas. Silke Pfeiffer, Directora para Colombia/Andes de Crisis Group,  analiza los riesgos de la violencia política, del fraude electoral y de la infiltración de grupos ilegales en las próximas elecciones. 5:23

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Myanmar: The Changing Scene
15 July 2011

Jim Della-Giacoma, Crisis Group’s South East Asia Project Director, discusses changes in Myanmar and the steps international organisations and governments should take to encourage development. 7:09

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Two Sudans: the Challenges Ahead
9 July 2011

As South Sudan secedes from the north, tensions between the two continue. Key issues have yet to be resolved, including many points of shared economic and political policy. EJ Hogendoorn, Crisis Group's Horn of Africa Project Director, discusses the challenges facing the two Sudans. 9:21

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Tchad : Vers une nouvelle dynamique régionale ?
6 juillet 2011

Saad Adoum, analyste principal de Crisis Group pour le Tchad, nous parle de l’évolution de la politique pétrolière tchadienne suite à l’influence croissante de la Chine, de l’impact de la crise libyenne sur le pays, et des conséquences de la réconciliation tchado-soudanaise sur la situation militaire du Tchad. 6:34

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Haiti's Displaced
27 June 2011

A year and a half after the 2010 earthquake, hundreds of thousands continue to subsist in Haiti's displaced persons camps, where they remain vulnerable both to rising crime rates and to the 2011 storm season. Mark Schneider, Crisis Group's Senior Vice President and Special Adviser on Latin America, looks at why the greatest challenge facing Haiti's new president, Michel Martelly, may be resettling the country's displaced. 6:14

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Afghanistan: The Spreading Insurgency
22 June 2011

Insurgent activity in Afghanistan has now spread beyond traditional strongholds in the south to districts surrounding the capital, exposing the slow erosion of security in the Afghan heartland. Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Afghanistan, discusses the implications of U.S. withdrawal for the evolving Afghan insurgency. 8:10

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Somalia's Power Struggle
20 June 2011

On June 19, Somalia’s prime minister stepped down amid ongoing violence between the country's Transitional Federal Government and the Islamist group al-Shabab. His resignation followed a power struggle between the president and speaker of the parliament. EJ Hogendoorn, Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa Project Director, discusses the implications for Somalia. 5:02

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