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In his introduction to this month’s edition of CrisisWatch, Crisis Group's President Robert Malley reflects on the once-unimaginable scenes that unfolded in the U.S. Capitol last night, as a mob violently stormed the building. He also explains how we choose our ten conflicts to watch each year.
 

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In The News

21 Sep 2020
Frankly, there’s a degree of exhaustion with this administration (the Trump Administration) in the Security Council. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director
5 Aug 2020
There's a very high level of concern that [COVID-19]'s economic impact is going to spark more disorder, more conflict. Japan Today

Richard Gowan

UN Director
8 May 2020
The UN Security Council has lost some credibility as the weeks have gone by, mainly thanks to U.S. obstructionism. Reuters

Richard Gowan

UN Director
29 Apr 2020
Covid-19 has laid bare the costs of confronting a global crisis with a flawed international system. The only worse outcome would be to confront the next crisis with no system at all. Gulf Times

Robert Malley

President & CEO
24 Mar 2020
My sense is the U.S., in particular, will be very wary of making any concessions on sanctions [for coronavirus] that they worry they will not be able to reverse down the road. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director
4 Aug 2019
A corto plazo, [la retirada del INF] apenas ofrece a Washington nuevas posibilidades en el plano militar. El País

Olga Oliker

Program Director, Europe and Central Asia

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Podcast / Global

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Rob Malley and Naz Modirzadeh talk with Crisis Group’s Chief of Policy Richard Atwood about our annual article “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021”, what the list tells us about the state of the world and whether the use of military force can sometimes break deadlocks where diplomacy failed to do so.

War & Peace: Europe Has Much to Prove in 2021

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope are joined by former French Ambassador to the U.S. and the UN Gérard Araud to discuss today’s big geopolitical challenges – and Europe’s role in defining them – as President-elect Biden takes the reins in Washington.

Commentary / Global

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021

The new year will likely be plagued by unresolved legacies of the old: COVID-19, economic downturns, erratic U.S. policies and destructive wars that diplomacy did not stop. Crisis Group’s President Robert Malley lists the Ten Conflicts to Watch in 2021.

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Video / Asia

Two Years On, China Still Holds Michael Kovrig in Arbitrary Detention

Thursday 10 December marks two years since our colleague Michael Kovrig was arrested in Beijing. His detention is unjust, a case of politically motivated hostage diplomacy that is doing profound damage to China’s worldwide reputation.

A Course Correction for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

In October, the Women, Peace and Security principles enumerated in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 turned twenty. But the aims remain largely unachieved. Governments and the UN should stop using this agenda for counter-terrorism work and listen better to what women activists say they need.

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