Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

Is Moscow the Big Winner from War in the Middle East?

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk to Hanna Notte, Director for Eurasia at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, about Russia’s response to the war in Gaza, its engagement with Middle Eastern countries and prospects for regional arms control.

Podcast / United States

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Shadow of the 2024 Elections with Colin Kahl

In the first episode of Ripple Effect, Stephen Pomper and Michael Hanna are joined by Colin Kahl, former under-secretary of defence for policy in the Biden administration, to assess U.S. foreign policy as the 2024 presidential election campaign picks up.

Podcast / Africa

No More Rules? Discussing the Crisis in Regional Diplomacy

This week on The Horn, Alan hosts a roundtable discussion with Kholood Khair, Abdul Mohammed, and Alexander Rondos to discuss the multiple crises engulfing the Horn of Africa and why diplomacy has been on the back foot.

Podcast / Africa

Élections en RDC : quelles perspectives pour un réel changement ?

Dans cet épisode d’Afrique 360°, Enrica Picco reçoit Fred Bauma, directeur exécutif de l’institut de recherche Ebuteli, et Onesphore Sematumba, analyste pour la RDC et le Burundi à Crisis Group, pour parler des nombreux défis liés aux élections imminentes en République Démocratique du Congo et aux risques d’un nouvel échec démocratique.

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

Europe’s Struggle to Respond to the Gaza War

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk to Julien Barnes-Dacey, director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at ECFR, about Europe’s response to the Gaza war and European foreign policy in the Middle East.

Podcast / Africa

Can COP28 Deliver for Africa?

This week on The Horn, Alan hosts a roundtable discussion with Saliem Fakir, Robert Muthami, and Crisis Group expert Nazanine Moshiri to discuss what’s at stake for African countries at the COP28 climate summit.

Iran: Gaza, “Axis of Resistance” and Nuclear Calculations

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group’s Iran Project Director Ali Vaez, to discuss how Iran sees the Gaza war, the danger of a region-wide confrontation and Tehran’s nuclear calculations.

Podcast / Asia

What Threat Does the Rebel Offensive in Myanmar Pose to the Junta?

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group’s Myanmar expert Richard Horsey, to discuss ethnic armed groups’ offensive against Myanmar's military in northern Shan State, fighting between resistance forces and the army elsewhere, China’s response to the escalation and the humanitarian consequences.

Podcast / Africa

Après six mois de guerre au Soudan, le Darfour au bord du désastre

Dans cet épisode d’Afrique 360, Enrica Picco reçoit Jérôme Tubiana, conseiller de Médecins Sans Frontières sur les questions des réfugiés, pour parler de la guerre qui ravage le Soudan depuis plus de six mois et de ses retombées dans  la région, notamment au Tchad. Ils évoquent la crise humanitaire et migratoire et les affrontements ethniques au Darfour.

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

Time to Talk? Assessing the Plausibility of Negotiations in the Russo-Ukrainian War

This week on War & Peace, Olga talks with Samuel Charap, Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, about the prospect (or lack thereof) of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, what diplomacy would look like and what role Kyiv’s Western supporters would play in facilitating it.

Will There Be a Day After for Gaza?

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group experts Tahani Mustafa and Heiko Wimmen and USMEP President Daniel Levy to discuss Israeli operations in Gaza, rising violence in the West Bank and escalation risks on the Israel-Lebanon border.

Podcast / Africa

End of One War, Start of Another in Ethiopia

This week on The Horn, Alan speaks with Michael Woldemariam, associate professor at the University of Maryland, about the new crisis engulfing Ethiopia’s Amhara region and escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Podcast / Africa

Sudan’s Collapse and the Demise of Peacemaking

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group’s experts Shewit Woldemichael and Alan Boswell to discuss the recent advances of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in Sudan’s Darfur region and what to expect from the resumption of talks between Sudan’s warring factions in the Saudi city Jeddah.

Podcast / Africa

Somalia’s Stalling Fight Against Al-Shabaab and America's Wobbly Strategy

This week on The Horn, Alan is joined by Crisis Group experts Omar Mahmood and Sarah Harrison, to discuss where Somalia's military offensive against Al-Shabaab might be headed and the evolving role of the U.S. in the country.

What Hope for a Ceasefire in Gaza

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Crisis Group experts Mairav Zonszein, Robert Blecher and Azmi Keshawi to talk about whether Israeli leaders’ war goals are evolving, life in Gaza under the Israeli assault and if there is any way of addressing Israel’s concerns about Hamas without such devastation and civilian suffering.

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

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

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.

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