Q&A / United States

Behind the Debate over U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine

Two years after Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine, Washington is struggling to maintain support for Kyiv. A new assistance package is stuck in Congress. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Sarah Harrison explains what is causing the holdup and what it could mean for the war. 

Q&A / Africa

The Security Council Agrees to Consider Funding AU Peace Operations

In late December 2023, the UN Security Council signed on to a framework for channelling UN funds to African Union-led peacekeeping missions. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Daniel Forti and Liesl Louw-Vaudran unpack the agreement and its implications.

Why Donors Should Not Suspend Aid to UNRWA

Following Israel’s allegations that staff of the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees participated in the 7 October 2023 attack, several capitals paused or threatened to suspend their funding. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Daniel Forti explains why it is vital that they reverse course. 

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لماذا لا ينبغي أن يعلِّق المانحون مساعداتهم للأونروا

في أعقاب مزاعم إسرائيلية بأن موظفين في وكالة الأمم المتحدة التي تقدم الخدمة للاجئين الفلسطينيين شاركوا في هجوم 7 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2023، علَّقت عدة عواصم تمويلها للوكالة. في هذه الجولة من الأسئلة والأجوبة، يشرح خبير مجموعة الأزمات دانييل فورتي لماذا من الضروري أن يعودوا عن هذا المسار.

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Q&A / Africa

DR Congo: A Full Plate of Challenges after a Turbulent Vote

Having won a second term in December’s divisive, chaotic polls, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi faces the tasks of reuniting the country and addressing raging violence in the east. It is a tall order, but diplomacy – with domestic opponents and regional leaders – can help.

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Q&A / Africa

RD Congo : de nombreux défis après un scrutin mouvementé

Après avoir remporté un second mandat lors des élections chaotiques de décembre, le président congolais Félix Tshisekedi devra réunifier le pays et s’attaquer à la violence qui fait rage dans l’est. La tâche est ardue, mais une approche plus conciliante envers les leaders de l’opposition et les partenaires diplomatiques pourrait aider.

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Can a War on Crime Bring Relief to Ecuador?

Spiking violence in Ecuador has led recently-inaugurated President Daniel Noboa to declare an “internal armed conflict” with criminal groups. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Glaeldys González explains how the South American country arrived at this point and the potential consequences of the government’s crackdown.

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¿Puede una guerra contra el crimen traer alivio a Ecuador?

El aumento de la violencia en Ecuador ha llevado al nuevo presidente Daniel Noboa a declarar la existencia de un “conflicto armado interno” con grupos criminales. En estas preguntas y respuestas, la experta de Crisis Group, Glaeldys González, explica cómo el país suramericano llegó a este punto y las posibles consecuencias de la ofensiva del gobierno.

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What Next After U.S. and UK Strikes on the Houthis?

In response to repeated attacks by the Houthis on commercial shipping in the Red Sea, the U.S. and UK launched airstrikes overnight 11-12 January against Houthi positions in Yemen. In this Q&A, Crisis Group looks at the implications.

Q&A / Asia

The Implications of Taiwan’s Presidential Election for Cross-strait Stability

The main candidates in Taiwan’s presidential race have advanced dramatically opposing ideas about how the island should handle tensions with China. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Ivy Kwek explains the January vote’s possible consequences for relations between Beijing and Taipei.

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