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Lebanon: A Journey to the End of the State

While warning signs of Lebanon’s economic meltdown have been apparent for some time, as Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen writes, it is still shocking just how close things are to falling apart.

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For an International Women’s Day special episode of Hold Your Fire!, Naz Modirzadeh and Richard Atwood talk to Azadeh Moaveni, Crisis Group’s gender and conflict expert, about the Women, Peace and Security agenda and Crisis Group’s work on gender and conflict.

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17 Nov 2021
There is increasing prospect of the military [in Sudan] splintering and dividing as some sections of junior officers may begin siding with protestors. Al-Monitor

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
11 Nov 2021
By insisting on its maximalist demands [in the nuclear talks with the U.S.], Iran is likely to get neither sanctions relief nor the guarantees it is seeking. Reuters

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
11 Nov 2021
The military [in Sudan] clearly feels little constraint to expanding its powers from either the street or international stakeholders. Bloomberg

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
8 Nov 2021
[Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega] has shown that political survival outweighs any possible internal or external pressure. It was a matter of life or death for him to ensure re-election. The Guardian

Tiziano Breda

Analyst, Central America
6 Nov 2021
Morocco has shown a more hardnosed approach to Western Sahara and in its relations with its neighbours, including Spain. AFP

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
5 Nov 2021
After a year of war, the Ethiopian conflict is at an incredibly dangerous point, with no side showing signs of backing down. TRT World

William Davison

Senior Analyst, Ethiopia

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