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Priorities for the UN’s New Agenda for Peace

At a 4 August event in New York on implementation of the UN secretary-general’s report “Our Common Agenda”, Crisis Group’s Richard Gowan spoke about proposals for a “New Agenda for Peace” to guide the UN system’s work on peace and security.

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This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson are joined by Crisis Group experts Alissa de Carbonnel and Simon Schlegel, who share their impressions from a recent visit to western Ukraine and Kyiv. As Russia’s invasion continues to devastate the country’s east, Alissa and Simon explain how the war has taken its toll elsewhere in Ukraine as well.

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4 Aug 2022
The ongoing crackdown on dissent in Sri Lanka by the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe is worse than any under Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s administration. Al Jazeera

Alan Keenan

Senior Consultant, Sri Lanka
4 Aug 2022
China's announced military exercises represent a clear escalation from the existing baseline of Chinese military activities around Taiwan [...]. Beijing is signalling that it rejects Taiwan's sovereignty. AFP

Amanda Hsiao

Senior Analyst, China
2 Aug 2022
Al-Qaeda does not currently have the ability to perpetrate large-scale attacks in western countries, nor the intention. Middle East Eye

Jerome Drevon

Senior Analyst in Jihad and Modern Conflict
31 Jul 2022
This charge against a Japanese journalist shows the regime [in Myanmar] is determined to continue stifling objective reporting, whether by local or foreign journalists. AFP

Richard Horsey

Senior Adviser, Myanmar
26 Jul 2022
What the west classifies as a pariah nation [i.e. Russia] does not necessarily hold sway in the rest of the world. Financial Times

Comfort Ero

President & CEO
22 Jul 2022
Sri Lanka still matters a lot to China, but other things also matter. In particular, they seem to not want to set a precedent in Sri Lanka of offering debt relief that other countries can then also request. Nikkei Asia

Alan Keenan

Senior Consultant, Sri Lanka

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