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Europe & Central Asia

CrisisWatch Europe & Central Asia

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

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In The News

9 Dec 2017
[French President Macron] sees the dangers of being absent from the world stage, and sees [the absence of a strategy and U.S. diplomacy] as a way of raising the profile of France. The New York Times

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
9 Dec 2017
Turkey will seek a prominent role in coordinating Muslim reactions to the U.S. move. AFP

Ofer Zalzberg

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
30 Nov 2017
The new Kazakh military doctrine is a clear reference to Ukraine. The Kazakh doctrine is very similar to the doctrine Belarus adopted in 2016, but Minsk was more explicit about learning lessons from Ukraine. EurasiaNet

Deirdre Tynan

Project Director, Central Asia
21 Nov 2017
[For the heads of state attending the Sochi summit], one of the principal [questions] is what form the Kurdish participation in Geneva will take. I do not see the Turks making progress on this point. AFP

Noah Bonsey

Senior Analyst, Syria
21 Nov 2017
[For the heads of state attending the Sochi summit], one of the principal [questions] is what form the Kurdish participation in Geneva will take. I do not see the Turks making progress on this point. AFP

Noah Bonsey

Senior Analyst, Syria
15 Nov 2017
The [Armenian] government generally supports a deeper militarization of society. The reforms discussed plan to merge everyday life with military service – the so-called 'army-society' model. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Olesya Vartanyan

Fellow, Europe

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Video / Europe & Central Asia

A New Chance for European Defence

On 11 December 2017, the European Council established a new defence pact known as the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). In this interview, International Crisis Group's President & CEO Jean-Marie Guéhenno explains how it gives signatory states a new chance to work towards more strategic autonomy and the ability to react quickly to pre-empt regional crises.

A Likely Story

Originally published in The New York Review of Books

Also available in العربية
Op-Ed / Africa

EU’s Desire to Contain Migration Is Africa’s Opportunity

To calm citizens’ fears, Europe is ready to invest in better governance in Africa.

Originally published in POLITICO

Our People

Magdalena Grono

Program Director, Europe & Central Asia

Deirdre Tynan

Project Director, Central Asia
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Alçay Akay

Office Manager, Turkey

Alina Dalbaeva

Analyst, Central Asia
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Nurjan Ernesova

Office Manager, Bishkek

Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Turkey
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Berkay Mandıracı

Analyst, Turkey
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Ekaterina Sokirianskaia

Former Project Director, Russia & North Caucasus