This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Lahib Higel, Crisis Group’s Iraq expert, to discuss the recent escalation between U.S. forces and Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria and what it means for the presence of American troops in Iraq.
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While there is no political space in Washington for engagement with Iran in an election year, diplomacy is the only approach that has reined Iran in.
What is really needed to save innocent lives [in Gaza] is an immediate ceasefire.
Regaining an ally in Sudan, especially along the Red Sea, would be a major win for Iran but will spook other regional and Western powers.
There is no lack of support for the war [in Israel] but it is increasingly clear that the release of the hostages is in conflict with other goals.
[Egypt] cannot live with the permanent displacement of Palestinians into the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza war’s crippling economic effects and risks of regional war.
Joe Biden's pressure on Israel must go beyond stern words and leaked angry conversations.
Following Israel’s allegations that staff of the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees participated in the 7 October 2023 attack, several capitals paused or threatened to suspend their funding. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Daniel Forti explains why it is vital that they reverse course.
This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk with Camille Lons, visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the EU's response to the crisis in the Red Sea and plans for an EU-led naval mission.
Originally published in Just Security.
The Egyptian economy is under increasing strain, with the Gaza war’s effects adding to the pressure. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group identifies ways the EU can support Egypt in coping with its economic woes.
The Israeli military campaign in Gaza following Hamas’s attack on Israel is taking an unacceptably high toll. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group urges the EU to call for a ceasefire and address the humanitarian emergency in the strip.
A political crisis has gripped Israel as its Gaza campaign grinds on with no end in sight. Not only are more than 100 Israelis still captives of Hamas, but many feel held hostage by their own failed leadership.
The Conflict Has Empowered Tehran—but Also Fueled Its Sense of Vulnerability
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