A shocking attack by an Islamic State affiliate has killed more than 70 Nigerien soldiers, the most ever in a single incident. Crisis Group expert Hannah Armstrong explains that the jihadists’ strength is rooted in decades-old communal grievances in the Mali-Niger border zone.
As Josep Borrell steps into his role as the new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Crisis Group highlights seven countries where European leadership can combine political, financial and technical resources to rebuild and sustain peace and stability.
Trying to do economic reforms [in Ethiopia] is a piecemeal thing at the moment. Post-election there should be a more positive environment for reforms.
Wishful thinking about regime change in the Middle East is something we have seen before. It has rarely ended well.
It doesn’t take anyone with a high degree in political science to understand why Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested when they were.
[Aung San Suu Kyi] likely feels that she must do all she can to defend the national interest against what most people in Myanmar see as biased and politically-motivated charges.
There is no doubt these protests [in Iran] are serious, in terms of their scale and scope (...) The regime brought down the iron fist much faster. This, to me, indicates they want to nip it in the bud.
The Trump administration is trying to unravel international consensus on this issue of the illegality of settlements.
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