While the U.S. remains the world's strongest military and economic power, its place and role on the international stage is shifting. There are potentially dramatic implications for international peace and security from a U.S. foreign policy that is increasingly inward-looking, less predictable, less multilateral, and more reliant on the threat or use of military force to achieve its objectives. In 2017, Crisis Group established its first program dedicated to analysing U.S. policy, understanding who makes and shapes it, and offering recommendations to help guide its trajectory.
In this episode of Ripple Effect, Stephen Pomper and Michael Hanna are joined by Norm Eisen, senior fellow at Brookings and legal expert, to break down the various criminal and civil cases underway against Donald Trump and whether their outcome might prove decisive for the November elections.
CrisisWatch is our global conflict tracker, an early warning tool designed to help prevent deadly violence. It keeps decision-makers up-to-date with developments in over 70 conflicts and crises every month, identifying trends and alerting them to risks of escalation and opportunities to advance peace. In addition, CrisisWatch monitors over 50 situations (“standby monitoring”) to offer timely information if developments indicate a drift toward violence or instability. Entries dating back to 2003 provide easily searchable conflict histories.
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It really shouldn’t be the case that the U.S. considers its influence severely weakened because it can’t provide military equipment or training to a certain country.
[US President Joe] Biden is in an election cycle, and the types of sanctions relief Iran is seeking won’t pass muster with the Congress.
[The Pentagon’s narrow interpretation of the Leahy Law is] a dishonest reading of the plain text and intention of Congress.
Moving forward, the United States should ensure military coups are never seen by its partners as a viable option.
Whenever the American forces there [in Syria] are attacked, the question arises again: Why are they there?
On Ripple Effect, Stephen Pomper and Michael Hanna discuss with expert guests what’s at stake for U.S. foreign policy heading into the 2024 presidential election and what a change in Washington could mean for the conflicts and crises around the world.
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.
Crisis Group responds to the latest mischaracterisations of its work.
In this episode of Ripple Effect, Stephen Pomper and Michael Hanna are joined by Kori Schake, Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign and Defence Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss the main foreign policy debates animating the Republican primaries.
In the first episode of Ripple Effect, Stephen Pomper and Michael Hanna are joined by Colin Kahl, former under-secretary of defence for policy in the Biden administration, to assess U.S. foreign policy as the 2024 presidential election campaign picks up.
Why Israel—and the United States—Has Only Bad Options for the Day After
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Conduct in Gaza Should Prompt Scrutiny of U.S. Arms Transfers.
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