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CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

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16 Jan 2018
U.S. strategy [in Afghanistan] is so military-centric. Even 100,000 troops couldn’t finish the Taliban, and ever since those days, they have been zealously confident. The Washington Post
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Borhan Osman

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan
10 Jan 2018
It should not come as a surprise that some of the [Afghan] youth inculcated in the ideology of jihadism embrace the next version of jihadism, the most violent one. AFP
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Borhan Osman

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan
9 Jan 2018
If [North Korea] wants to drive a wedge into the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea, [sending its athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics] could just be their opening gambit. The Washington Post

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
29 Dec 2017
[The United Nations Security Council's resolution 2397 on North Korea] was not a game-changer. [It] does not do much more than build on previous resolutions, all with one eye on the future. The Diplomat

Christopher Green

Senior Advisor, Korean Peninsula
28 Dec 2017
Most of those blowing themselves up [in Kabul] are the young Salafis who are indoctrinated into jihadism and find in Islamic State a cool political ideology seeking to dominate the world. The New York Times
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Borhan Osman

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan
28 Dec 2017
[The Islamic State Khorasan Province's] 7th suicide bombing in [Kabul] since 20 October, killing 130 people in total, [makes] ISKP a larger threat in Kabul than Taliban for this period. The Guardian
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Borhan Osman

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan

Latest Updates

Op-Ed / Asia

Will Rohingya Refugees Start Returning to Myanmar in 2018?

Most went back home from Bangladesh in two earlier exoduses, but this time is different.

Originally published in Nikkei Asian Review

Op-Ed / Asia

The Future is Now for China’s Challenges and Xi Jinping’s Ambitions

China’s president has set out an era-shaping agenda along economic, security and institutional arcs.

Originally published in South China Morning Post

Op-Ed / Global

The International Criminal Court’s Case Against the United States in Afghanistan

In recent years, a confrontation between the U.S. government and the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been looming over the alleged actions of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Crisis Group's U.S. Program Director Stephen Pomper unpicks the unique U.S.-ICC relationship and outlines the choices left open to Washington.

Originally published in Just Security

Video / Asia

Addressing Security Concerns to Advance Gender Equality in Pakistan

Addressing security concerns in Pakistan is vital for creating a more gender equal society. In this video, Crisis Group's South Asia Project Director Samina Ahmed highlights the need for measures geared toward enabling women to become more economically independent, such as safer public transport and a more gender-sensitive police force.

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