Crisis Group’s Watch List identifies ten countries and regions facing deadly conflict, humanitarian emergency or other crises in 2023. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, could save lives and enhance prospects for stability.
With Mahmoud Abbas ageing, a change is drawing near at the top of the Palestinian national movement. It remains unclear how a successor will be chosen. Elections are the best way, but Abbas and his circle are likely to try other, riskier means first.
This video summarises the 2023 edition of Crisis Group’s flagship annual publication “10 Conflicts to Watch”.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Central African Republic
The G20 countries’ positions on the war in Ukraine contrast starkly, yet the conflict raises issues of global concern – economic shocks and nuclear risks – that the leaders cannot pass over in silence.
The war in Ukraine has roiled Europe and shaken up the global economy. Its ripple effects will continue to be felt around the globe. Meanwhile, other crises loom. Here are the International Crisis Group’s Ten Conflicts to Watch in 2023.
The situation is horrendous in South Sudan, and it seems to keep getting worse despite the peace deal.
France is paying for its desire to maintain a very significant political and military presence in its former dominions.
Certainly, it makes no sense for Ukraine to offer any concessions now, when it has done well militarily and Russia is offering nothing.
Whenever the American forces there [in Syria] are attacked, the question arises again: Why are they there?
Politics is a full-contact sport in South Korea and there is no sign of any sort of balanced politics at the moment.
There is a need for the UN envoy to play a more proactive role in coordinating international positions and putting pressure on Libyan actors to move the situation forward...
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