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Guinée-Bissau: Surmonter les tensions entre civils et militaires
20 juin 2011

Vincent Foucher, analyste principal de Crisis Group pour la Guinée-Bissau, examine la situation politique actuelle du pays après le retour des militaires sur la scène politique en avril 2010, le rôle de l’Angola, et les mesures à envisager au niveau national et régional afin d’éviter un blocage. 3:44

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Guiné-Bissau : superando a tensão entre civis e militares
20 de junho de 2011

O retorno dos militares à política de Guiné-Bissau tornou o cenário incerto e a estabilidade, frágil. A tensão entre as duas alas do país – civis e militares – tem uma longa história que antecede muito ao tráfico de drogas que atualmente acomete o país. A Angola desempenha papel crescente e tem legitimidade e poder de influência para ajudar a resolver o conflito latente entre civis e militares. 4:30

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Nigeria: On the right path?
16 June 2011

Kunle Amuwo, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Nigeria, talks about the lessons learnt from the country’s last elections, the speculations about renewed separatist tensions and the challenges President Jonathan Goodluck will be facing in the coming months. 5:00

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Nigéria: Sur la bonne voie?
16 juin 2011

Kunle Amuwo, analyste principal de Crisis Group pour le Nigéria, nous parle des leçons à tirer des dernières élections du pays, des spéculations autour d'un regain de tensions séparatistes, et des défis auxquels va être confronté le président Jonathan Goodluck dans les prochains mois. 4:39

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Guinée: Les prochaines étapes
13 juin 2011

Vincent Foucher, analyste principal de Crisis Group pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest, nous parle des prochaines élections législatives en Guinée et du rôle de l'armée dans le nouveau régime. 4:24

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Guinea: The Next Steps
6 June 2011

Vincent Foucher, Crisis Group’s West Africa Senior Analyst, talks about the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea and the role of the military in the new regime. 4:59

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Hamas: Uncontested in Gaza?
3 June 2011

Nathan Thrall, Crisis Group’s Middle East Analyst, talks about radical Islam in Gaza, and the relation between Hamas, the Islamic movement in control of the strip, and radical Islamist groups, and the challenges they pose. 2:50

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The Challenge of Impunity in Guatemala
31 May 2011

Javier Ciurlizza, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, talks about Crisis Group’s latest report on Guatemala’s International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG. He analyses the commission’s successes so far and what it still needs to do in order to dismantle illegal security forces and clandestine security organizations over the long term. 4:43

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El reto de la impunidad en Guatemala
14 de junio de 2011

Javier Ciurlizza, director para América Latina y el Caribe, nos habla del último informe de Crisis Group sobre la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG). Analiza los éxitos de la comisión hasta el momento y lo que queda por hacer para lograr desmantelar a los Cuerpos Ilegales y Aparatos Clandestinos de Seguridad (CIACS). 4:32

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Zimbabwe: The Road to Reform or another Dead End?
30 May 2011

Piers Pigou, Crisis Group’s Southern Africa Project Director, examines the current political situation in Zimbabwe and talks about the urgent reforms needed in order to avoid a new wave of political violence. 3:10

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Fatah-Hamas Deal
27 May 2011

Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian factions, signed in Cairo a historic reconciliation deal ending four years of Palestinian division. Azmi Kishawi, researcher with Crisis Group in Gaza, talks about the timing, content, and future of this deal. 3:05

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المصالحة الفلسطينية
27 أيار

وقعت حركتي فتح وحماس في القاهرة على ورقة المصالحة منهين بذلك الانقسام الفلسطيني. عزمي قيشاوي، باحث لدى مجموعة الأزمات الدولية في غزة، يتحدث في هذه الحلقة عن توقيت ومضمون ومستقبل هذه المصالحة. 3:08

حمل الملف / اشترك بالخدمة


Sudan: The Struggle for Abyei
26 May 2011

Mere weeks before South Sudan is set to become independent, the northern Sudanese army has occupied Abyei. Zach Vertin, Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa Analyst, explains what sparked the conflict and how to resolve it. 6:26

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Afghanistan after bin Laden
25 May 2011

The battle for Afghanistan’s security grows more complicated as corrupt politicians form ties with insurgent groups, creating cartel-like structures. Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst based in Kabul, discusses the country's current security situation. 7:32

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Côte d’Ivoire after the Violence
23 May 2011

Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group’s West Africa Project Director, talks about President Alassane Ouattara’s intention to investigate alleged atrocity crimes in Côte d’Ivoire during the post-election violence, as well as the prospects for peace and the security situation in the country. 6:19

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La Côte d’Ivoire après la violence
23 mai 2011

Gilles Yabi, le directeur du projet Afrique de l’ouest de Crisis Group, nous parle de l’intention du Président Alassane Ouattara d’enquêter sur les atrocités présumées commises en Côte d’Ivoire durant les violences post-électorales, ainsi que des perspectives de paix, et de la situation en matière de sécurité dans le pays. 4:39

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Tunisia's Way
27 April 2011

The ongoing turmoil in the Arab world began in Tunisia, where earlier this year President Ben Ali, in power for 23 years, fled the country after only four weeks of popular protest. Rob Malley, Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program Director, explains why the first Arab revolution may have the best chance of success. 8:22

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Côte d’Ivoire : réconcilier et reconstruire
13 Avril 2011

Après une grave recrudescence des violences ces dernières semaines, la reconquête d’Abidjan par les forces d’Alassane Ouattara et l’arrestation de Laurent Gbabgo semblent marquer une accalmie pour la Côte d’Ivoire. Gilles Yabi, directeur du projet Afrique de l’ouest de Crisis Group, analyse la situation et ses perspectives. 7:08

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Côte d’Ivoire: Reconcile and Reconstruct
13 April 2011

Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group’s West Africa Project Director, analyses the current situation in Côte d’Ivoire after the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo and discusses the prospects of a truth and reconciliation commission. 6:16

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The Bahrain Revolt
11 April 2011

In March, after a month of popular protests, the island kingdom of Bahrain called for assistance from its neighbours in the Gulf to defend against an unspecified outside threat. In response, Saudi Arabia and other states dispatched troops and police. Though unspecified, the concern was clear: Bahrain’s Sunni rulers feared Iran’s influence among the country’s majority Shiite population. Joost Hiltermann, Crisis Group’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Program, explains why the Iranian threat is overblown. 8:08

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Yemen: Looking Towards Transition
6 April 2011

As protests in Yemen continue, President Ali Abdullah Saleh is losing support from high in his ranks. April Longley Alley, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula, looks at the regime's future. 6:51

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El conflicto en Guatemala
28 de marzo 2011

Javier Ciurlizza, Director del Programa Latino América de Crisis Group, nos explica las características de los conflictos en América Latina y porqué en especial el de Guatemala nos debe de importar a todos los latinos. Además, nos adelanta detalles sobre el próximo informe de Crisis Group sobre este país centroamericano. 4:43

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Yemen: Between Reform and Revolution
14 March 2011

Mass protests have convulsed Yemen in recent months, as the country's established opposition parties have joined large street demonstrations in calling for Ali Abdullah Saleh to abdicate the presidency. April Longley Alley, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula, looks at what distinguishes Yemen's protest movement from others throughout North Africa and the Middle East. 6:29

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Côte d'Ivoire: Facing a Civil War?
2 March 2011

Côte d’Ivoire is on the brink of civil war in the aftermath of a presidential election in which incumbent Laurent Gbagbo has refused to cede power to President-elect Alassane Ouattara. Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group’s West Africa Project Director, discusses what must be done to prevent the crisis from escalating and destabilizing the West Africa region. 4:33

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Egypt Victorious ?
2 March 2011

Elijah Zarwan, Crisis Group’s North Africa Senior Analyst, looks at the developments in Egypt and what needs to be done in order to ensure a smooth transition to an enduring democracy. 3:02

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Afghanistan's Elections Dispute
28 February 2011

Afghanistan continues to struggle with fall-out from last fall’s parliamentary elections, with some seats remaining contested even after Parliament’s inauguration. In December, the Supreme Court, with President Karzai’s approval, established a Special Tribunal to settle election complaints. Crisis Group Senior Analyst Candace Rondeaux explains why the Special Tribunal may undermine an already fragile security situation. 5:27

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The Philippines: Peace Talks and the Communist Insurgency
16 February 2011

The Communist Party of the Philippines has waged an insurgency against the Philippine government for over forty years. The two adversaries agreed to a series of peace talks this week in Norway—six years after talks were last suspended. Bryony Lau, Crisis Group’s South East Asia Analyst, explains the roots of the conflict and why this round of talks might lead to a negotiated settlement. 4:52

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أزمة دارفو مازالت مشتعلة
شباط 9

فيما استحوذ استفاء جنوب السودان وترتيبات مرحلة ما بعد الانفصال بين الشمال و الجنوب على اهتمام العالم, مازال الصراع في دارفور محتدماً. فؤاد حكمت, مستشار مجموعة الأزمات الدولية في الشؤون السودانية و شؤون الإتحاد الأفريقي يطلعنا على آخر المستجدات. 3:48

حمل الملف / اشترك بالخدمة


Preventing War between Armenia and Azerbaijan
8 February 2011

Escalating front-line clashes, a spiralling arms race, vitriolic rhetoric and a virtual breakdown in peace talks increase the chance Armenia and Azerbaijan will go back to war over Nagorno-Karabakh. Sabine Freizer, Crisis Group's Europe Program Director, explains to us the situation. 4:08

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Empêcher la guerre entre l'Arménie et l'Azerbaijan
8 février 2011

Les heurts répétés entre l'Arménie et l'Azerbaijan prennent une dangereuse tournure. Les deux pays revendiquent la région du Nagorno-Karabakh et se confrontent régulièrement sur la frontière. Mais avec les négociations au point mort, des discours vindicatifs et une course à l'armement, une guerre dans le Caucase se profile. Sabine Freizer, directrice du Programme Europe pour International
Crisis Group, tire la sonnette d'alarme. 3:57

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Central Asia in Decay
4 February 2011

Central Asia is entering a period when systemic collapse of infrastructure for education, healthcare, transportation and energy is becoming increasingly likely. Vlad Galushko, Crisis Group's Central Asia Analyst, explains to us how continuing declines in the provision of services will exacerbate social tensions in an already volatile region. 2:52

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Le délabrement de l'Asie Centrale
4 février 2011

Les infrastructures publiques d'Asie Centrale sont dans un état de délabrement avancé. Hôpitaux, écoles, centrales électriques sont menacés de disparaître dans les prochaines années. Si la situation s'aggrave davantage, la région pourrait s'embraser dans des soulèvements comparables à ceux en Egypte et en Tunisie. Paul Quinn-Judge, Directeur du Projet d'Asie Centrale pour International Crisis Group explique les dangers de la situation. 2:00

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لبنان في حالة ترقب
3 شباط

بعد انهيار حكومة الحريري إثر استقالة وزراء المعارضة منها بسبب الخلاف حول المحكمة الدولية التي تنظر في اغتيال رئيس الحكومة الراحل رفيق الحريري, يعيش لبنان حالة من الترقب إزاء ما ستسفر عنه مساعي نجيب ميقاتي المكلّف تأليف الحكومة الجديدة. تتحدث المحللة السياسية في الشؤون اللبنانية سحر الأطرش عن الوضع الحالي على الساحة اللبنانية 2:48

حمل الملف / اشترك بالخدمة

Incertitude au Liban
3 février 2011
Le Liban attend les résultats du Premier Ministre Najib Mikati pour sortir de l'impasse. Après la démission du gouvernement Hariri, tout le pays est plongé dans le doute. Sahar Atrache, analyste du Liban pour International Crisis Group revient sous les tensions qui traversent le Liban. 2:51

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Côte d'Ivoire : vers un enlisement de la crise
1 février 2011

Laurent Gbagbo, en refusant de céder le pouvoir à Alassane Ouattara, cherche à gagner du temps pour se maintenir à la tête de la Côte d'Ivoire. La médiation envoyée par l'Union Africaine semble avoir peu de chances de résoudre la crise. Rinaldo Depagne, analyste senior au sein du Projet Afrique de l'Ouest pour International Crisis Group, décrypte la situation ivoirienne. 5:22

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Haiti's Potential Constitutional Crisis
26 January 2011

According to Haiti's constitution, President René Préval has less than two weeks left in his term, yet the country still has not voted on his successor. A second round to last November’s flawed presidential election has been delayed as the leading candidates have vied to appear on the official ballot. Crisis Group’s Senior Vice President Mark Schneider looks at Haiti’s potential constitutional crisis and gives an update on the country’s cholera epidemic and progress on post-earthquake reconstruction. 5:09

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DR Congo: Consequences of the Constitutional Revision
27 January 2011

Thierry Vircoulon, Crisis Group’s Central Africa Project Director, explains the consequences of Congo's election laws revision. Among others, the run-off system was eliminated, allowing the candidate with a plurality to claim the presidency. This constitutional revision increases the presidential powers. 5:05

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Les élections congolaises en danger
24 janvier 2011

Suite à une réforme contestée de sa Constitution, les élections présidentielles du mois de novembre de la République Démocratique du Congo se tiendront à un tour unique au lieu de deux. Pour ses opposants, cette réforme est une manoeuvre pour maintenir au pouvoir l'actuel président, Joseph Kabila. Thierry Vircoulon, Directeur du Projet d'Afrique Centrale d'International Crisis Group décrypte la situation. 5:25

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Bosnia: Europe's time to act
20 January 2011

The European Union should take on the leading international role in Bosnia & Herzegovina now and not wait for the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to close, argues Marko Prelec, Crisis Group’s Balkans Project Director. 4:45

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Sudan Referendum The Referendum in Sudan
13 January 2011

As part of a peace deal signed in 2005, Southern Sudanese went to the polls this week to decide whether to secede from Sudan. Crisis Group’s African Union and Sudan Special Advisor Fouad Hikmat breaks down what’s at stake and explains what should happen when the voting ends. 4:32

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Venezuela Looks to New National Assembly
22 December 2010

After the September Legislative Elections in Venezuela, there was hope that the results would increase spaces for democratic decision-making in the country. Our Colombia/Andes Project Director Silke Pfeiffer tells us what has happened, with the New National Assembly about to take power in early January. 3:27

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Turquie: développer ses relations et son futur
22 décembre 2010
Un pied en Orient, l'autre en Occident, la Turquie est tiraillée entre ses liens historiques avec l'Europe et ses ambitions au Moyen-Orient. La nouvelle puissance régionale aura de nombreux défis à relever.
Hugh Pope, Directeur du Projet Turquie et Chypre d'International Crisis Group nous donne son expertise de la situation. 5:40

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تركيا: قدم في الشرق و قدم في الغرب؟
20 كانون الأول

لقد أثارت سياسات و مواقف تركيا مؤخرا تساؤلات في الشرق الأوسط و مخاوف في الغرب. فهل سأمت تركيا حقا من الغرب و اسرائيل و بدأت بتوطيد علاقاتها مع الشرق الأوسط. هيو بوب مدير مشروع تركيا وقبرص يجيب على هذه الأسئلة في هذه الحلقة الجديدة من بودكاست مجموعة الأزمات الدولية

حمل الملف / اشترك بالخدمة


Timor-Leste: Time for the UN to Step Back
17 December 2010

Crisis Group's Analyst Cillian Nolan explains why after the unrest of 2006, the UN police force in Timor-Leste can now start looking towards moving on. 3:17

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Trial by Fire: The Politics of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
10 December 2010

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is due to announce its indictments on the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Crisis Group's Lebanon Project Director, Peter Harling, tells us where we stand and what might happen next. 4:53

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المحاكمة بالنار: سياسات المحكمة الخاصة بلبنان
20 كانون الأول

سحر الأطرش المحللة السياسية في الشؤون اللبنانية تتحدث عن المحكمة الدولية الخاصة بلبنان المكلفة بالتحقيق باغتيال رئيس الوزراء الأسبق رفيق الحريري والمتوقعة أن تصدر قرارها الظني قريبا. تشدد سحرعلى ضرورة التوصل إلى اتفاق بين الفرقاء اللبنانيين حول كيفية التعامل مع القرار الظني من أجل تحاشي حدوث انهيار في التوازن القلق للقوى في البلاد، حتى مع استمرار المحكمة في عملها

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   Cyprus: Bridging the Property Divide
   8 December 2010

   Greek and Turkish Cypriots' ownership of countless properties on the other                  community's side of divided Cyprus is complicating efforts for a peace settlement.        Crisis Group’s Cyprus Analyst Didem Akyel explains the problem and what can be    
   done about it. 3:03

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   Preventing Violence in Indonesia's Local Elections
   6 December 2010

   Hundreds of local elections take place in Indonesia every year, and 2010 has seen a      small increase in the amount of associated violence. Crisis Group's South East Asia      Project Director, Jim Della-Giacoma tells us how the trend can be reversed. 2:57

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Reforming Pakistan's Criminal Justice System
26 November 2010

The conviction rate in Pakistan is ten per cent or less. Militants regularly evade prison, and the system needs reform before it can hope to take on terrorism. Crisis Group's Senior Analyst in Pakistan, Shehryar Fazli, tells us what needs to change and how. 3:13

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Chad Podcast Image Tchad : Relever les nouveaux défis
24 novembre

Le Tchad a évité de nombreux écueils qui menaçaient sa stabilité. Toutefois, plusieurs défis doivent encore être relevés avant les nouvelles élections, prévues en février 2011. Saad Adoum, Senior Analyste du Tchad pour International Crisis Group, livre son éclairage sur la situation tchadienne. 4:13

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Positive Signs in Chad
24 November 2010

Eighteen months after rebels joined forces to attack the army, Chad is not only more stable, but also has the opportunity for significant normalisation. Crisis Group's Senior Chad Analyst, Saad Adoum, explains what has happened. 3:05

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Afghanistan Judiciary Podcast Image Afghanistan: The Exit
22 November 2010

Responsibility for security will transfer to the Afghans in 2014 according to the recent NATO summit. Crisis Group's Senior Afghanistan Analyst Candace Rondeaux discusses the implications of that decision and what it means for both Afghan and US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan. 4:04

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Madagascar : la crise à un tournant critique ?
18 novembre 2010

Après 20 mois de crise ininterrompue à Madagascar, le régime qui s’est emparé du pouvoir en mars 2009 a tenu un référendum constitutionnel ce 17 novembre. La journée a été marquée par une déclaration de coup d'Etat. Charlotte Larbuisson, Analyste de l’Afrique australe pour Crisis Group, analyse les événements qui continuent d'agiter l’île malgache. 3:09

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Madagascar: Crisis Heating Up?
18 November 2010

Following a year of instability, Madagascar was thrown into further turmoil after a group of military officers announced a coup on the day a constitutional referendum took place. Crisis Group’s Southern Africa Analyst, Charlotte Larbuisson, explains the situation on the ground and the roots of the conflict. 2:35

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أزمة جديدة، أشباح قديمة في لبنان
تشرين الثاني 9

الأزمة التي عصفت بلبنان منذ اغتيال رئيس الوزراء الأسبق رفيق الحريري في عام 2005 بلغت منعطفاً جديداً وخطيراً مع اقتراب المحكمة الدولية المكلفة بالتحقيق في الاغتيال من إصدار قررها الظني. سحر الأطرش, محللة مجموعة الأزمات الدولية في الشؤوناللبنانية تتحدث في هذه الحلقة من بودكاست مجموعة الأزمات الدولية عن الأزمة الحالية في لبنان. 2:38

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False Calm after Elections in Kyrgyzstan
23 October 2010

Four months after violence against immigrants, Kyrgyzstan is forming a new government. How will this contribute to stability? Crisis Group’s Central Asia Project Director, Paul Quinn-Judge, tells us what's happening, and why. 3:33

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Réconcilier le Kirghizstan, avant qu’il ne soit trop tard
23 october 2010

Les élections du 11 octobre n’ont pas renforcé la scène politique kirghize. Celle-ci apparaît à nouveau fragilisée et profondément divisée. En plus du risque de nouvelles violences, le Kirghizistan doit désormais faire face à une montée de nationalisme et d’extrémisme. « C’est le phénomène le plus préoccupant », avertit Paul Quinn-Judge, Directeur du Projet d’Asie Centrale pour International Crisis Group. 2:12

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Myanmar Elections Could Reveal Border Tensions
23 October 2010

On 7 November, Myanmar will hold its first elections in 20 years. This could tear the border regions between Myanmar and China in ethnic conflict. Crisis Group’s North East Asia Project Director Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt tells us how this is playing with the authorities in China. 2:58

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La reconstruction d'Haïti passe par ses élections
18 octobre 2010

Dix mois après le tremblement de terre qui l'a ravagée, Haïti se rend aux urnes pour élire son prochain gouvernement. Bernice Robertson, Senior Analyste Haiti pour International Crisis Group, a suivi la campagne électorale, ses 66 partis politiques et ses 19 candidats aux présidentielles. Voici ses impressions. 2:52 

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Election Time in Post-quake Haiti
18 October 2010

Ten months after the devastating earthquake hit, Haiti is about to go to the polls. Crisis Group’s Senior Haiti Analyst Bernice Robertson gives an overview of the campaign, with its 66 parties and 19 presidential candidates. 2:58 

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Elecciones en Haití
18 de octubre de 2010

Diez meses después del devastador terremoto, Haití se encuentra en plena campaña electoral para las elecciones presidenciales y legislativas en noviembre. Bernice Robertson, analista para Haití de Crisis Group, nos explica a qué retos se enfrenta el país. 3:59 

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قوات الأمن العراقية بعد الانسحاب الأمريكي
26 أكتوبر 2010


سيتم انسحاب قوات الجيش الأمريكي المتبقية في العراق بحلول نهاية عام 2011 و التي كانت مهمتها "تقديم المشورة والمساعدة" لقوات الأمن العراقية. و لكن ما مدى قدرة و جاهزية هذه القوات على تولي مهام الأمن؟ يوست هلترمان، نائب رئيس مشروع الشرق الأوسط في مجموعة الأزمات الدولية، يتحدث في هذه الحلقة من بودكاست مجموعة الأزمات الدولية عن الوضع الحالي لقوات الأمن العراقية. 4:13 

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Iraq Security Forces Post-US Withdrawal
23 October 2010


Perhaps the most important element in the formation of Iraq's government is the future of the security forces. Where do they stand, seven years after being dismantled? Crisis Group's Middle East Deputy Program Director Joost Hiltermann tells us. 3:00 

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La oportunidad del Presidente Santos
12 de octubre de 2010


Silke Pfeiffer, directora del proyecto Colombia/Andes de Crisis Group, analiza la oportunidad que tiene el actual Presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, de derrotar a grupos insurgentes y lograr consolidar la seguridad en su país. 4:46 

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President Santos's Conflict Resolution Opportunity
12 October 2010

After ten weeks under a new president, Colombia has a new opportunity for conflict resolution. Juan Manuel Santos has made positive initial gestures, and in this podcast, Crisis Group's Colombia/Andes Project Director Silke Pfeiffer looks at the Uribe legacy and what President Santos can do to develop it. 3:00 

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The LRA in Darfur and Central African Republic
12 October 2010

The Lord's Resistance Army continues to pose a terrible threat to civilians across Central Africa. Crisis Group’s Central Africa Analyst Edward Dalby explains why the LRA moved into Darfur, how it could upset the fragile peace in north east Central African Republic and what the international community should be doing about it. 5:24

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Kosovo and Serbia: What Now?
7 October 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the Balkans region this week, underscoring the importance of easing tensions between Serbia and Kosovo. Crisis Group's Balkans Project Director Marko Prelec discussed a new report, "Kosovo and Serbia after the ICJ Opinion," and the real opportunity that Kosovo and Serbia have to resolve differences, establish bilateral relations and unblock their paths to greater European Union integration. 6:35 

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Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Parallel Crisis
4 October 2010

A new Crisis Group report examines how the dysfunctional administration of the larger of the country’s two entities has paralyzed its decision-making, brought it to the verge of bankruptcy and triggered social unrest. Crisis Group's Sarajevo-based Balkans Project Director Marko Prelec discusses the report and how a number of steps, if taken, could make the reformed Federation a cornerstone for broader improvements at the national (state) level. 3:00

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Sri Lanka: Deciphering the Constitutional Coup
4 October 2010


In September, the Sri Lankan parliament passed a constitutional amendment that abolishes presidential term limits, eliminates the supervisory Constitutional Council, and gives the president the authority to directly appoint officials. Alan Keenan, Crisis Group’s Sri Lanka Project Director and Senior Analyst, discusses what this amendment means for Sri Lankan democracy. 9:45 

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Elecciones parlamentarias en Venezuela
27 de septiembre de 2010

Silke Pfeiffer, directora del proyecto Colombia/Andes de Crisis Group, analiza los resultados de las elecciones parlamentarias en Venezuela y lo que significan para el país. 6:38 

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Parliamentary elections in Venezuela
27 September 2010

Silke Pfeiffer, Crisis Group’s Project Director for Colombia/Andes, analyses the results of the parliamentary elections in Venezuela and what they mean for the future of the country. 4:33 

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Guinée : réformer l’armée
23 September 2010

En Guinée, les tensions entre l’armée et la société civile se sont exacerbées. Plus que jamais, l’armée guinéenne doit être réformée en profondeur, au risque de voir le pays plonger dans le chaos. Alain Delétroz, le Vice Président Europe de Crisis Group vient de rentrer de Guinée et livre son éclairage sur la situation. 3:01 

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Guinea: Reforming the Army
23 September 2010

If the armed forces of Guinea are not reformed thoroughly, they will continue to pose a threat to democratic civilian rule and risk plunging the country and the region into chaos. Alain Délétroz, Crisis Group’s Vice President for Europe, just returned from Guinea and tells us about the current situation on the ground. 3:30 

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Sudan: Defining the North South Border
16 September 2010

President Obama's participation in high-level talks on Sudan next week in New York is adding momentum to what many are calling a 'make or break' moment for the beleaguered nation. In January, Sudan will hold a referendum to decide whether the semi-autonomous South will split from the rest of the country. Zach Vertin, Crisis Group's Horn of Africa Analyst, explains why the border demarcation has been delayed for more than five years and what defining the border will mean for North and South Sudan. 5:16

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Pakistan’s Worsening IDP Crisis
15 September 2010

Floods in Pakistan have killed more than 1,700 people and affected more than 20 million since late July. They've also worsened an ongoing displacement crisis brought on by years of conflict in the region. Crisis Group Senior Vice President Mark Schneider discusses a new report, "Pakistan's Worsening Displacement Crisis", including what's being done to help the victims and the challenges facing a government already battling an insurgency and struggling to establish a democracy. 9:30

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Afghanistan on the Eve of the Parliamentary Elections
15 September 2010

Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst in Kabul, talks about the situation on the ground in the days before the parliamentary elections on 18 September, and the risk of another massive electoral fraud. 3:33

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Kosovo y Serbia, abiertos al diálogo
13 de septiembre de 2010

Alain Délétroz, Vicepresidente para Europa de International Crisis Group, habla sobre Kosovo y Serbia, que en este momento tienen la oportunidad de resolver sus diferencias, establecer relaciones y desbloquear sus trayectorias hacia una futura integración europea. 5:38 

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Squaring the Circle: Palestinian Security Reform Under Occupation
2 September 2010

With the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian direct talks on 2 September 2010, leaders in the region must examine how changes in the Palestinian security sector might improve the long-term prospects for peace. From the sidelines of the talks, Crisis Group Middle East and North Africa Analyst Robert Blecher discussed the state of the Palestinian Security Forces, as well as popular attitudes toward the Palestinian Authority and the peace process. 8:14

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Mapping Iraq’s Political Future
26 August 2010

On 31 August 2010, seven and a half years after the war began, US-led combat operations in Iraq will come to an end. Joost Hiltermann, Crisis Group’s Deputy Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, discusses the impact of the US troop draw-down in the context of continuing political deadlock among Iraqi leaders. 5:52

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Lebanon’s Tenuous Peace
28 July 2010

Since the 2006 war in South Lebanon between Israel and Hizbollah, an uneasy calm has prevailed. Robert Malley, Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program Director, reflects how stakes are rising for Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Hizbollah and considers what steps can be taken to reduce tensions and minimize risks of war. 15:25

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The WikiLeaks: An Afghan View
28 July 2010

Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group’s South Asia Senior Analyst, describes how Afghans, unlike American officials and NATO commanders in Brussels, were not as acutely aware how well-documented ties were between Taliban and Pakistani Inter-Intelligence Services, something even a preliminary review of the WikiLeaks data dump recently revealed. 6:34

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Global Briefing Crisis Group Global Briefing 2010
23 July 2010

Director of External Relations, Mark Freeman, discusses Crisis Group’s unique flagship annual event, the Global Briefing 2010, hosted in Brussels this October. 3:21 

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Afghanistan’s Critical Transition
21 July 2010

During a recent trip to Afghanistan, Crisis Group's Senior Vice-President Mark Schneider met with dozens of senior-level Afghan and American officials. Here, he discusses the country's security challenges, upcoming parliamentary elections and the need for a more cohesive police force. 8:49 

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Guatemala Guatemala: El paraíso del crimen
16 de julio de 2010


Markus Schultze-Kraft, Director del Programa Latino América de Crisis Group, nos explica las razones por las cuales el país centroamericano no ha podido avanzar en la construcción de la paz después del fin del conflicto armado y el papel clave de la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG). 7:28

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Kyrgyzstan: A Conflict-torn Country
6 July 2010

Paul Quinn-Judge, Crisis Group's Central Asia Project Director, talks about the current situation in Kyrgyzstan and what measures urgently need to be taken to avoid further violence. 3:32

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Somalia's divided Islamists
5 July 2010

Rashid Abdi, Crisis Group's Somalia Analyst, talks about the divisions between Islamist groups in Somalia, where these divisions come from and how they affect stability in the country's and in the region. 10:09

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Thailand: Bridging the Divide
5 July 2010

Jim Della-Giacoma, Crisis Group's South East Asia Project Director, explains how despite an outbreak of violence between April and May, in which thousands of demonstrators were killed and injured, Thailand's military-backed government currently has few real solutions on offer. 4:56

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Colombia: Las nuevas alianzas de la guerrilla
1 de julio de 2010

Markus Schultze-Kraft, Director del Programa Latino América, habla sobre los retos a los que se enfrentará el nuevo Presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, sobre todo en el ámbito de la política de seguridad. 7:09

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The Korean Standoff: Beijing's Role
24 June 2010

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Crisis Group's China Adviser and North East Asia Project Director, discusses China's response to the sinking of the Cheonan, as well as its position on proposed UN Security Council actions against North Korea. 4:56

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Guatemala Guatemala: Squeezed between Crime and Impunity
22 June 2010


Mark Schneider, Crisis Group's Senior Vice-President and Special Advisor on Latin America, explains how Guatemala's armed conflicts, weak structures and organised crime networks have turned the country into one of the world's more dangerous places. 5:27 

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Central African Republic Le défi d'élections crédibles en République Centrafricaine
22 juin 2010


Edward Dalby, analyste de l'Afrique Centrale de Crisis Group, nous parle des obstacles à l'organisation d'élections crédibles en République Centrafricaine cette année et des problèmes qui pourraient découler d'un mandat prolongé du Président Bozizé. 7:27 

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The Challenge of Credible Elections in Central African Republic
22 June 2010


Edward Dalby, Crisis Group's Central Africa Analyst, talks about the obstacles to organising credible elections in Central African Republic this year and the problems that could arise from President Bozizé's extended mandate. 7:25

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South Ossetia: The Burden of Recognition
10 June 2010

Sabine Freizer, Crisis Group's Europe Program Director, describes how conditions for residents of South Ossetia, a territory currently held by Russia, have deteriorated in the aftermath of the region’s 2008 war. 8:04 

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Bringing Displaced Persons into Peace Processes: Good for Them, Good for Peace
9 June 2010

Donald Steinberg, Crisis Group's Deputy President for Policy, discusses the United Nations recently launched guidelines for integrating internal displacement into peace processes and agreements. 6:48 

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Flotilla Attack the Deadly Symptom of a Failed Policy
2 June 2010

Robert Malley, Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program Director, discusses how Israel's assault on an aid flotilla is the result of a dysfunctional and counter-productive approach to Gaza -- both by Israel and the international community. 5:19

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The Rule of Law in Independent Kosovo
31 May 2010


Marko Prelec, Crisis Group's Balkans Project Director, describes how Kosovo's feeble justice system is failing its citizens and jeopardizing its quest for diplomatic recognition. 4:51 

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A Force in Fragments: Reconstituting the Afghan Army
20 May 2010


Candace Rondeaux, Crisis Group's South Asia Senior Analyst, discusses how bureaucratic reforms could aid Afghan troops and warns against integrating Taliban fighters. 5:02 

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Crisis Group Podcast Congo: l’enlisement du projet démocratique
21 May 2010

Thierry Vircoulon, Directeur du Projet de l'Afrique Centrale à l'International Crisis Group, fait un bilan de la situation actuelle de l'agenda démocratique. 4:47 

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LRA: A Regional Strategy beyond Killing Kony
6 May 2010

Thierry Vircoulon, Crisis Group's Central Africa Project Director, talks about why defeating the Lord's Resistance Army will require both regional cooperation and a commitment to protecting civilians. 8:01 

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Crisis Group Podcast Dining with Al-Qaeda, Part 2
29 April 2010


Hugh Pope, Crisis Group's Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, talks about the challenges of reporting on the Middle East and the role of NGOs in journalism. 16:48

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Zimbabwe: Political and Security Challenges to the Transition
21 April 2010


Donald Steinberg, Crisis Group's Deputy President for Policy, talks about the transition in Zimbabwe, the challenges the country faces and how the international community can support the democratic process. 6:21 

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Crisis Group Podcast Dining with Al-Qaeda
15 April 2010

Hugh Pope, Crisis Group's Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, talks about his critically acclaimed new book, "Dining with Al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East". 9:49 

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Crisis Group Podcast Iraq Elections: Why Winning the Vote Won’t Be Enough
13 April 2010


On 7 March Iraqis participated in national polls for the third time since the US-led invasion. 6:59 

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Crisis Group Podcast Haiti: Two Month Assessment from the Ground
31 March 2010


Two months after a devastating 7.0 earthquake leveled Port-au-Prince, Haiti, nearly a quarter million people remain in squalid tent cities, and the situation could become catastrophic if they are not moved before the impending rainy season. 7:52 

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Necessary Evils: Amnesties and the Search for Justice
31 March 2010


Mark Freeman, Crisis Group's Director of External Relations, talks about his new book, "Necessary Evils: Amnesties and the Search for Justice". 5:00 

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Crisis Group Podcast Madagascar : sortir du cycle de crises
23 mars 2010

Madagascar est en crise depuis les bouleversements sanglants qui l'ont secoué au début du 2009. 2:12 

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Madagascar: Ending the Crisis
23 March 2010


Madagascar has been in crisis since the bloody upheavals in early 2009. 2:21

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Crisis Group Podcast The Iran Nuclear Issue: The View from Beijing
16 March 2010

For months, the U.S. has spent an enormous amount of diplomatic capital pressuring China to support a new round of sanctions on Iran in the UN Security Council. 3:52

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Crisis Group Podcast Women and Armed Conflict: Protection and Empowerment
10 March 2010


Donald Steinberg, Crisis Group's Deputy President for Policy, was recently named to the United Nations Civil Society Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security. 10:00

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North Korea: Aggression at Sea
27 January 2010

North Korea's artillery fire near the disputed Northern Limit Line has once again put the regime in the spotlight. 4:35 

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Crisis Group Podcast Countering Insecurity in South Sudan
19 January 2010

Zachary Vertin, Crisis Group's Horn of Africa Analyst, talks about rising ethnic violence in South Sudan, the role of the UN in Sudan and the enormous challenges the country faces this year. 4:38 

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Crisis Group Podcast Guinée après la tentative d’assassinat contre Camara
8 janvier 2010

Le 3 décembre 2009, Dadis Camara, le dirigeant de la junte guinéenne, était grièvement blessé par une balle d'un de ses officiers. 7:40 

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The CrisisWatch Podcast looks at the highlights from this month's CrisisWatch, Crisis Group's monthly bulletin summarising some 70 conflicts or potential conflict situations around the world.

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