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Watch List 2024 – Spring Update

Each year, Crisis Group publishes two updates to the EU Watch List identifying where the EU and its member states can enhance prospects for peace. This update includes entries on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Haiti, Sudan, Philippine-Chinese frictions in the South China Sea and Hizbollah-Israel tensions.

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The Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip has pushed many of its residents to the edge of death from starvation and disease. Only a prolonged ceasefire accompanied by a massive aid operation can improve the situation enough to avoid a horrific toll.

Two years after Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine, Washington is struggling to maintain support for Kyiv. A new assistance package is stuck in Congress. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Sarah Harrison explains what is causing the holdup and what it could mean for the war. 

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22 mai 2024
There is a perception [in Kenya] that democracy hasn’t delivered, that elites which had come to power through elections were not delivering. New York Times

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
22 mai 2024
The Islamic Republic has really focused on ideological conformity at the top rather than legitimacy from below. New York Times

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
19 mai 2024
[China and Taiwan] are far away from a basis for dialogue that both sides can accept. New York Times

Amanda Hsiao

Senior Analyst, China
17 mai 2024
Criminal violence [in Mexico] has become much more difficult to resolve today than six years ago. ... You can't expect a quick fix to the situation, it's too deeply ingra... AP

Falko Ernst

Senior Analyst, Mexico
10 mai 2024
This resolution [for Palestinian UN membership] is a very clear signal to Israel and the US that it is time to take Palestinian statehood seriously. AFP

Richard Gowan

UN Director
9 mai 2024
The Sudanese have basically been forgotten, obviously there’s the war in Gaza which has taken a lot of attention. Al Jazeera

Alan Boswell

Project Director, Horn of Africa

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