Podcast / Global

Hold Your Fire! (Season 4)

Join Crisis Group Executive Vice President Richard Atwood as he dives deep into the conflicts that rage around the globe. He speaks with Crisis Group field analysts and special guests to get their unique, on-the-ground perspective. Episodes from past seasons of Hold Your Fire! can be found here: Season 1Season 2 and Season 3.

Podcast / Africa

Une Afrique divisée face à la guerre de Gaza ?

Dans ce deuxième épisode d’Afrique 360°, Enrica Picco parle des répercussions de la guerre entre Israël et le Hamas à Gaza pour le continent africain. Elle s'entretient avec Gilles Yabi, fondateur et directeur exécutif du think tank WATHI, et Jérôme Drevon, analyste Jihad et Conflit Moderne pour International Crisis Group.

2 November 2023

The Israeli military asserted that “the Iranian Imam Hossein militia, originally stationed in Syria, was deployed to southern Lebanon in an attempt to support Hizbollah. The militia is involved in confrontations with the IDF and terrorist activities against Israel, putting the lives of the Lebanese people at risk”.

Podcast / Global

Gaza, Ukraine and An Inflection Point in World Politics?

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard talks with Crisis Group experts Olga Oliker and Michael Hanna about the geopolitics of the Gaza war, what it might mean for Ukraine, risks of a wider conflagration and U.S. policy in the Middle East and Europe.

Podcast / Global

Why Women Fight: Gender Dynamics in Insurgencies and Armies

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk to Jessica Trisko Darden, Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, about how gender roles differ in insurgencies and armed forces, and how gender dynamics play out in Ukraine and elsewhere.

War in Gaza: To What End and At What Cost?

This week on Hold Your Fire! Richard is joined by Crisis Group experts Mairav Zonszein, Robert Blecher, Tahani Mustafa and Heiko Wimmen to talk about the bombardment of Gaza, the al-Ahli Arab Hospital explosion, U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel and risks of escalation in the West Bank, Lebanon and elsewhere.

No Going Back? Hamas’s Atrocities and Another Catastrophe in Gaza

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Crisis Group experts Joost Hiltermann, Mairav Zonszein and Azmi Keshawi about Hamas’s massacre of Israelis, how it happened, Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and what looks set to be a devastating ground operation.

Podcast / Africa

After Six Months of War, Sudan is Disintegrating

This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Dr Suliman Baldo, Executive Director of the Sudan Transparency and Policy Tracker, to discuss the situation in Sudan six months into the war and where the country is headed.

The Days After: Humanitarian Crisis and Prospects for Peace in Karabakh and the Region

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker talks with Crisis Group’s South Caucasus experts Olesya Vartanyan and Zaur Shiriyev about Azerbaijan’s military action in Karabakh, its humanitarian fallout and prospects for peace between Baku and Yerevan.

War & Peace (Season 5)

War & Peace is a podcast series from the International Crisis Group, in which Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson interview experts about all things Europe and its neighbourhood, from Russia to Türkiye and beyond. Their guests shed new light on everything that helps or hinders prospects for peace. Episodes from past series of War & Peace can be found here: Season 1Season 2 Season 3, and Season 4.

Podcast / Africa

Pourquoi cette recrudescence de coups d’État en Afrique ?

Dans ce premier épisode d’Afrique 360, Enrica Picco et Rinaldo Depagne, directeur adjoint du programme Afrique à Crisis Group, débattent de la vague de coups d'État qui secoue l’Afrique depuis 2020 et du risque de contagion à d’autres pays.

Podcast / Africa

Afrique 360°

Plus que jamais, l'Afrique est au centre de toutes les attentions, que ce soit en raison des rivalités géopolitiques sur le continent, de la recrudescence des coups d'État militaires, ou des conséquences du changement climatique. Une fois par mois, dans Afrique 360°, Enrica Picco et ses invités analysent les événements qui font la une en Afrique, tout en avançant des solutions pour tenter de résoudre les crises.

Podcast / Africa

Coups, Conflicts, and a New Era in Africa

This week on The Horn, Alan hosts a roundtable discussion with Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso, Paul-Simon Handy, and Crisis Group's Liesl Louw-Vaudran to discuss the state of African peace and security and the African Union’s response to conflicts and crises on the continent.

Podcast / Africa

Discussing Sudan and Regional Diplomacy with the EU's Annette Weber

This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Annette Weber, the EU special representative for the Horn of Africa, to discuss peace efforts in Sudan as well as broader developments in the region. 

Podcast / Africa

The Horn (Season 5)

The Horn of Africa is in turmoil. From the war in Sudan to Ethiopia’s rocky path out of conflict, from Somalia’s fight to defeat Al-Shabaab to the troubles of East African democracies, the pace of change in the region is difficult to keep up with. The Horn, a podcast series from the International Crisis Group, helps make sense of it all. Host Alan Boswell and guests dive deep behind the headlines as they analyse events, debate diplomacy and discuss possible avenues to peace. Produced by Maeve Frances. Episodes from past series of The Horn can be found here: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4.

Podcast / Africa

BRICS, at a Crossroads, Converges in Africa

This week on The Horn, Alan Boswell speaks with Sanusha Naidu, Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Global Dialogue, about the upcoming BRICS Summit in South Africa, how the grouping has evolved recently and whether it is becoming a political counterpole to the Global North. 

NATO’s Vilnius Summit and Baltic Security

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk with Dovilė Šakalienė, member of Lithuania’s parliament and its national security and defence committee, about this year’s NATO summit in Vilnius, security in the Baltics and how NATO can meet its future challenges.

Podcast / Africa

The Future of Sudan’s Resistance Committees

This week on The Horn, Alan speaks with Maryam Elfaki, an active member of Sudan’s resistance committees, about life inside Khartoum's war zones and the future of grassroots activism in Sudan.

Ukraine’s Male Travel Ban and the Protection of Civilians in Wartime

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson speak with Charli Carpenter, director of the Human Security Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, about the perception and the gendered effects of Ukraine’s male travel ban and ways for better protecting civilians in wartime. 

Podcast / Africa

A Long War Looming in Sudan

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined again by Crisis Group’s Sudan expert Shewit Woldemichael and Horn of Africa director Alan Boswell to talk about Sudan and whether anything can stop the slide into protracted civil war.

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