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Commentary / Middle East & North Africa

Helping Egypt Weather the Gaza War’s Impact

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.

Commentary / Latin America & Caribbean

Guatemala’s New Government Withstands the Backlash

Guatemala’s new president, Bernardo Arévalo, faces significant challenges in meeting promises to root out corruption. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group explains how the EU can support his efforts and help ensure the country’s stability.  

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Commentary / Europe & Central Asia

Supporting Ukraine while Looking toward Europe’s Future

Now entering its third year, Russia’s war in Ukraine is at an impasse, with victory in view for neither side. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group explains how the EU can keep supporting Ukraine despite the risk of U.S. aid ending.

Commentary / Africa

Reorienting Europe’s Approach in the Sahel

Military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are putting civilians at risk with the tactics of their campaigns against jihadists. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group identifies how the EU can recalibrate its policies to promote stability and human rights in the Sahel.

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Commentary / Latin America & Caribbean

Venezuela: The Perilous Path to a Key Election

Venezuela’s pivotal 2024 election may offer a way out of its political and humanitarian crises, but the risk of setbacks is high. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group explains what the EU can do to help.

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Commentary / Middle East & North Africa

Containing the Gaza Conflagration

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.

Commentary / Latin America & Caribbean

El nuevo gobierno de Guatemala resiste el socavamiento a la transición

El nuevo presidente de Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo, se enfrenta a grandes desafios para cumplir su promesa de erradicar la corrupción. En este extracto del Watch List 2024, Crisis Group explica como la Unión Europea puede apoyar sus esfuerzos y ayudar a asegurar la estabilidad del país.
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Commentary / Africa

Somalia: Making the Most of the EU-Somalia Joint Roadmap

The Somali government aims to “eliminate” Al-Shabaab by the year’s end, marking a crucial point in its sixteen-year war with the insurgency. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group explains what the EU can do to address Somalia’s challenges.

Commentary / Europe & Central Asia

Toward Normal Relations between Kosovo and Serbia

Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia have soared since 2021, with protests in Kosovo’s northern municipalities at Pristina’s assertions of authority. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group encourages the EU to foster bilateral dialogue aimed at normalising relations.

Commentary / Asia

The Philippines: Keeping the Bangsamoro Peace Process on Track

As 2025 elections draw near in the Philippines’ newly autonomous Muslim-majority region, threats to the peace process have emerged. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group outlines what the EU can do to preserve its gains.

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