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In The News

8 May 2018
What happens when a major actor like the United States begins to recede from the world, begins to retreat? You create a space for other regional actors to step in. All Africa

Rashid Abdi

Project Director, Horn of Africa
6 Dec 2017
[How America projects its values] it’s a choice: giving people reason to hope if they are languishing in prison, or giving their jailers hope that they can act with impunity. The Economist

Stephen Pomper

Program Director, United States
12 Nov 2017
A function of the retreat of the U.S. [from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change] is that all countries feel more on their own. Trust requires some sense of shared values. Modern Diplomacy

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Former President & CEO
12 Nov 2017
Millions of people are living in a country in which they were not born. Building a wall to create a solution is an illusion. If you plug one path, then it just puts strain on other areas. Khaleej Times

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Former President & CEO
8 Mar 2017
The us-and-them mentality [of the new UN counter-terrorism proposal means] the U.N. has been positioned even more forcefully on the government's side when it [is sometimes] already perceived as too close to the government. Foreign Policy

Richard Atwood

Chief of Policy
2 Jan 2017
If we see deepening European crisis, one of the world’s major balancing voices will be lost. CNN

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Former President & CEO

Latest Updates

Watch List 2018 – First Update

Crisis Group’s first update to our Watch List 2018 includes entries on Burundi’s dangerous referendum, militant Buddhists and anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka, the impact of the Venezuelan crisis on the region, and the situation in Yemen. This annual early-warning report identifies conflict situations in which prompt action by the European Union and its member states would generate stronger prospects for peace.

The President’s Take | Syria and Venezuela in CrisisWatch

Our President Robert Malley’s monthly column to accompany the CrisisWatch conflict tracker for February/March 2018 looks at how outside actors are now openly fighting over Syria, not for Syria. He also flags more bad news from Venezuela, and our upcoming report on what to do about it.

Watch List 2018

Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries, and detailed analysis on select countries and conflicts.

The Watch List 2018 includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq, Sahel, Tunisia, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Op-Ed / Global

On the U.N. Human Rights Council, Quitters Are Losers

The United States should stay and fight, not cut and run.

Originally published in Foreign Policy

Op-Ed / Global

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018

From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.