Israel would like to forge a military alliance with the Gulf Arab monarchies as part of its strategy for checking Iran’s power projection in the region. For Gulf capitals, however, the Israeli ambitions risk too much and offer too little.
Yemen’s six-month truce is up for renewal on 2 October. The UN and external powers should redouble their efforts to forge agreement on an expanded deal. If those look set to fall short, however, they should propose interim arrangements that avert a return to major combat.
In this video, Crisis Group analysts Simon Schlegel and Azadeh Moaveni sit down in Warsaw to discuss the mass movement of Ukrainians following the start of the Ukraine-Russia war, and how the situation could become more precarious in winter.
Some seven million people are displaced inside Ukraine, many of them with no home to return to. The grassroots effort organised to help them is not sustainable. Donors should keep channelling aid to civil society but lay the groundwork for the state to step in.
Armed groups [in the Central African Republic] have been disbanded, but [they] still extort and harass the local population.
People in the region ... have seen how poorly the Russian army has performed ... Gulf countries that buy Russian materiel may think twice now.
A lot of [the] time now, the U.N.’s role has been reduced to geopolitical ambulance-chasing.
Installing a monarchy that wasn’t very popular and that was overthrown in 1958 was the ignition for the many problems that the modern Iraqi state has faced.
Russia and Iran are showing that they are not afraid to work together when it's in their interest.
So far China has provided political and moral support to Moscow [for the war in Ukraine] but has refrained from providing military assistance.
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