Q&A / Asia

Ethnic Clashes Roiling Manipur Pose Test for India’s Modi

Inter-communal clashes have erupted in India’s Manipur state, near Myanmar. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Praveen Donthi delves into what caused the unrest and what New Delhi could do to stop it.

Q&A / Global

What Future for UN Peacekeeping in Africa after Mali Shutters Its Mission?

At Bamako’s request, the UN Security Council has begun drawing down the UN peacekeeping operation in Mali. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Richard Gowan and Daniel Forti explore the implications for blue helmet missions elsewhere on the continent.


Q&A / Europe & Central Asia

Why the War in Ukraine May Be a Long One

Sixteen months after Russia’s full-scale invasion, its attacks on Ukrainian cities continue, while Ukraine’s counteroffensive slowly advances. With NATO leaders convening soon, Crisis Group experts explain in this Q&A why a lengthy war may loom and what that means for NATO members and other states.

Q&A / Gender and Conflict

Strengthening the Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

The UN Security Council will soon consider the Secretary-General’s annual report on sexual violence in conflict. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Cristal Downing and Floor Keuleers discuss causes and consequences of such violence – and the importance of sexual and reproductive health care for survivors.

Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean

Haitians Turn to Mob Justice as the Gang Threat Festers

7 July marks the second anniversary of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Diego Da Rin explains why insecurity has gripped Haiti since the murder and why some Haitians have turned to self-defence groups to fend off rising gang power.


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Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean

Les Haïtiens recourent à la justice populaire alors que la menace des gangs s’intensifie

Le 7 juillet marque le deuxième anniversaire de l’assassinat du président haïtien Jovenel Moïse. Dans ce Q&A, Diego Da Rin, expert de Crisis Group, explique pourquoi l’insécurité paralyse Haïti depuis cet assassinat et pourquoi certains Haïtiens se sont tournés vers des groupes d’autodéfense pour lutter contre la montée en puissance des gangs.


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Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean

Los haitianos recurren a la justicia por mano propia ante la amenaza de las pandillas

El 7 de julio se cumple el segundo aniversario del asesinato del presidente haitiano Jovenel Moïse. En estas preguntas y respuestas, el experto de Crisis Group, Diego Da Rin, explica por qué la inseguridad se ha apoderado de Haití desde el magnicidio y por qué algunos haitianos han recurrido a grupos de autodefensa para enfrentar el creciente poder de las pandillas.

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Q&A / Europe & Central Asia

Assessing the Wagner Group’s Aborted Run on Moscow: What Comes Next?

On 24 June, President Vladimir Putin faced his biggest challenge in over two decades at Russia’s helm: a mutiny by a mercenary group fighting alongside Russian forces in Ukraine. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts explore the implications for Putin’s rule and Russian foreign policy.

Commentary / Africa

Ensuring MINUSMA’s Smooth Departure from Mali

On 16 June, Bamako asked the UN Security Council to withdraw the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Jean-Hervé Jézéquel and Ibrahim Maïga look at the reasons behind the Malian authorities’ decision as well as its consequences.

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Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean

Barred Candidates Cast a Shadow over Guatemala’s Polls

On 25 June, Guatemalans will elect a new president, completing a campaign riddled with controversy. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Pamela Ruiz explains that the contenders are promising tough security policies and distancing themselves from the past international anti-corruption initiatives amid widespread public disaffection.

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Q&A / Latin America & Caribbean

Las candidaturas excluidas ensombrecen los comicios guatemaltecos

El 25 de junio, los guatemaltecos elegirán a un nuevo presidente, tras una campaña
plagada de controversias. En estas preguntas y respuestas, la experta de Crisis Group
Pamela Ruiz explica que los principales contendientes se están distanciando de las
anteriores iniciativas internacionales contra la corrupción, en medio del descontento
generalizado de la opinión pública.

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Q&A / Europe & Central Asia

Behind the Renewed Troubles in Northern Kosovo

In late May, violent protests broke out in Kosovo’s four northernmost municipalities, where Serbs form the majority. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Marko Prelec explains what caused the unrest and what should be done to defuse tensions.

Q&A / Asia

Interpreting North Korea’s Failed Satellite Launch

On 31 May, Pyongyang tried – and failed – to send a military reconnaissance satellite into space. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Chris Green explains why it took this action and what can be done to keep regional tensions from rising.

Q&A / Africa

Fighting among Boko Haram Splinters Rages On

Two years after the suicide of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, jihadist factions continue a battle for control of Nigeria’s north east. In this Q&A, Crisis Group assesses the situation and lays out what authorities should do in response.

Q&A / Europe & Central Asia

New Troubles in Nagorno-Karabakh: Understanding the Lachin Corridor Crisis

As peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue, Baku has opened a checkpoint on the Lachin corridor, the sole road connecting Armenia to the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, raising fears of a new surge in fighting. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts discuss the risks. 

Q&A / Asia

Assessing the Implications of the Taiwanese President’s Trip to the U.S.

A visit by Taiwan’s leader to the U.S. brought swift condemnation from China, which stepped up its military activities in the strait separating the mainland from the island. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Amanda Hsiao looks at what these events might portend.

Q&A / Global

A New Court to Prosecute Russia’s Illegal War?

Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine has prompted discussion of how to hold top Kremlin officials accountable for this flagrant violation of international law. In this Q&A, Crisis Group examines the pros and cons of three main options that have been broached to date.

Q&A / Global

Нужен ли новый суд для преследования незаконной войны России в Украине?

Российское полномасштабное вторжение в Украину заставило задуматься о том, как привлечь к ответственности высших должностных лиц Кремля за это вопиющее нарушение международного права. Международная кризисная группа анализирует плюсы и минусы трех основных вариантов, которые обсуждаются в настоящее время.

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Q&A / Global

Чи потрібен новий суд для переслідування протиправної війни Росії в Україні?

Після повномасштабного вторгнення Росії в Україну розгорнулася дискусія, як притягти верхівку Кремля до відповідальності за кричущі порушення міжнародного права. У цій серії питань і відповідей Міжнародна кризова група розглядає переваги й недоліки трьох варіантів, що їх нині обговорюють найбільше.

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Q&A / Africa

Ten Years After the Coup, Is the Central African Republic Facing Another Major Crisis?

In March 2013, Seleka rebels triggered a civil war in the Central African Republic. A decade later, strong domestic and international tensions raise concerns the country could face another violent power transfer. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Enrica Picco analyses the state of play.

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