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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
11 Jun 2019
While Russia is very keen for the Europeans to start funding Syrian reconstruction, most big EU donors want to set very strict conditions for doing so while Assad is in power. The National

Richard Gowan

UN Director
21 May 2019
On the whole UK diplomacy at the UN has been quite good on a number of issues. But the colonial legacy resonates so deeply at the general assembly. The Guardian

Richard Gowan

UN Director
12 May 2019
While China is increasingly active across the UN, other states are suspicious of its stances on human rights and development. But it is the indispensable power in climate talks now. AFP

Richard Gowan

UN Director
23 Apr 2019
This is definitely a moment where Germany and its EU allies are stepping up to show they stand beside multilateral values and principles even if the U.S. is walking away. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director

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Contending with ISIS in the Time of Coronavirus

Even as COVID-19’s toll mounts, the world should brace itself for attacks by ISIS, which believes it can exploit the disorder the contagion is causing. This continuing jihadist threat requires the sort of international cooperation that militants hope the virus will sap.

COVID-19 and Conflict: Seven Trends to Watch

Deadly and disruptive as it already is, and terribly as it could yet worsen and spread, the 2020 coronavirus outbreak could also have political effects that last long after the contagion is contained. Crisis Group identifies seven points of particular concern.

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Remembering Javier Pérez de Cuéllar’s “Piecemeal” Approach to UN Peacemaking

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, died this week.  In this piece, originally published in World Politics Review in February, our UN Director assesses his legacy.

Originally published in World Politics Review

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Navigating the Storms at the UN Security Council

Tensions are mounting among the permanent five members of the UN Security Council. After a series of rows over the Middle East, and with further disputes on the horizon, the five should convene a September summit as proposed by France and Russia to contain their differences.

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Video - 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2020

In its annual outlook for 2020, Crisis Group sees a global system undergoing sweeping change. Rivalry among major powers is intensifying. Regional powers are at once emboldened and frightened by the emerging order. Often leaders see crises as opportunities to advance their interests or hurt their rivals.

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