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Myanmar on the Brink of State Failure

In a briefing to the UN Security Council’s 9 April 2021 'Arria-Formula' Meeting on the situation in Myanmar, Crisis Group’s Myanmar expert Richard Horsey warned that the country stands on the brink of state failure, and argued that there is every justification for the Council to impose an arms embargo on the regime.

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In his introduction to this month’s CrisisWatch, Interim President Richard Atwood reflects on the pandemic’s impact one year after Crisis Group published its first report on COVID-19 and conflict. 

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For an International Women’s Day special episode of Hold Your Fire!, Naz Modirzadeh and Richard Atwood talk to Azadeh Moaveni, Crisis Group’s gender and conflict expert, about the Women, Peace and Security agenda and Crisis Group’s work on gender and conflict.

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Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
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William Davison

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[In Niger], this new dynamic to go against local communities shows the Islamic State is willing to punish communities that resist collectively. DW News

Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim

Consulting Analyst, Sahel
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What needs to be done right now is not wiping out terrorists, it needs to be building links between central states and rural communities [in Burkina Faso] Politico Europe

Hannah Armstrong

Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel
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The economic and security crisis in Myanmar may also drive major population displacement Financial Times

Richard Horsey

Senior Adviser, Myanmar
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I think [the new Iran-China deal] will make Europe and the U.S. a little more nervous because it looks like Iran may have a way out of economic strangulation. The Wall Street Journal

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