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EU Watch List: 10 Cases Where the EU can Build Peace in 2023 (Event, 1st February 2023)

Crisis Group’s Watch List identifies ten countries or regions at risk of deadly conflict or escalation thereof in 2023. In these places, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, could enhance prospects for peace and stability.

Managing Palestine’s Looming Leadership Transition

With Mahmoud Abbas ageing, a change is drawing near at the top of the Palestinian national movement. It remains unclear how a successor will be chosen. Elections are the best way, but Abbas and his circle are likely to try other, riskier means first.

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Commentary / Africa

Sudan: Rebooting an Endangered Transition

An agreement between the military and civilians could provide a path out of decades of authoritarian rule, but progress is not assured. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group explains how the EU and its member states can support Sudan’s transition.

Commentary / Asia

Myanmar: Post-Coup Crisis and a Flawed Election

Myanmar’s military regime is planning elections despite facing widespread resistance. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group explains how the EU and its member states can help ease the country’s political and humanitarian crisis.

Iraq: Staving Off Instability in the Near and Distant Futures

Iraq has a new government after months of delay, but various challenges to stability persist. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group explains how the EU and its member states can help support necessary reforms.

Gulf: Promoting Collective Security through Regional Dialogue

Dialogue efforts in the Gulf have stalled amid rising tensions. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group explains how the EU and its member states can help revive Saudi-Iranian and other talks.

Commentary / Asia

Afghanistan: The Taliban Restrict Women’s Rights, Worsening the Humanitarian Crisis

The Taliban seem determined to isolate the country from the world, which can only lead to greater misery for Afghans. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group explains how the EU and its member states can help address the challenges Afghanistan faces.

Brazil is Back: Can Latin America’s Divides Be Bridged?

Lula’s return to the presidency promises a stronger role for Brazil in multilateral diplomacy. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group urges the EU and its member states to make the most of this opportunity.

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The President's Take

In 2023, 2022's Challenges Loom Larger

The war in Ukraine will keep testing the West, and other crises also demand the EU’s attention. In her introduction to the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group's President & CEO Comfort Ero identifies ways the EU and its member states can prevent and resolve conflict.

Commentary / Global

Responding to Global Economic Vulnerability

Overlapping crises have added to the economic burdens of many countries, particularly those already in debt. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group lays out steps the EU and its member states can take to reduce vulnerability and risks of unrest.

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