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Podcast / Asia

Pakistan’s Political Standoff and Surging Militant Violence

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Crisis Group’s South Asia director Samina Ahmed about the fallout from Pakistan's February elections, former Prime Minister Imran Khan's enduring popularity, a wave of violence in Pakistan’s border regions and Islamabad’s frustration with the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan.

Podcast / Africa

Kenya and the Future of Protests

In this episode of The Horn, Alan is joined by writer and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola to talk about the recent wave of nationwide protests in Kenya, their causes and their implications for the country and the region.

Finland’s President Alexander Stubb on NATO, Europe’s Security and its Relations with the Rest of the World

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Finnish President Alexander Stubb about next week’s NATO summit, European security, the Ukraine war and Europe’s relations with the rest of the world.

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On Our Radar scans conflicts and crises around the globe every week and features some of the hotspots Crisis Group's analysts are closely watching. Whether an under-reported trend or a headline-grabbing development, our field experts explain why it matters or what should be done. 

Q&A / Africa

What is Behind Kenya’s Protest Movement?

Kenyan police have killed dozens of protesters since demonstrations against proposed new taxes began on 18 June. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Meron Elias explains the roots of the discontent and calls for meaningful dialogue with young people demanding accountability from the country’s leaders. 

Podcast / United States

U.S.-India Relations in a World Between Orders

In this episode of Ripple Effect, Michael and Steve talk with Crisis Group trustee and former Indian National Security Adviser and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon about India’s views on the U.S. election and how New Dehli navigates a rapidly changing world order.

Houthi Strikes, Red Sea Shipping and Yemen’s War

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Crisis Group’s Yemen expert Ahmed Nagi, about the recent uptick in attacks from Houthi rebels on vessels in the waters around Yemen and what they mean for global shipping and the war in Yemen.

Winds of Change in Venezuela? Chavismo Faces Its Greatest Electoral Test

Venezuelans will cast ballots on 28 July. Polls indicate that a credible election would see the opposition prevail in the economically stricken South American country. Crisis Group spoke with chavistas to gauge how they respond to the possibility of losing power. 

Also available in Español

Meltdown Looms for the West Bank’s Financial Lifelines

Israel’s threatened termination of a banking waiver would paralyse financial activity in the West Bank, causing an economic meltdown and risking the Palestinian Authority’s collapse – with dire consequences for West Bank Palestinians – and maybe for Israel, too. The U.S. should press Israel to change course.

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