Interview / Africa

Q&A: Boko Haram in Cameroon

In May 2014, Cameroon declared war on Boko Haram at the Paris Summit. Since then, Boko Haram has intensified its activities in the Far North Region of the country, making Cameroon the second most targeted country, in terms of attacks, by the sect. Hans De Marie Heungoup, Cameroon analyst at the International Crisis Group, provides insights on the rise of Boko Haram in Cameroon, the stakes for the country and efforts made by the Government to overcome the jihadist organisation.

Explaining Israel’s Wave of Violence

A wave of violence has gripped Israel, stirring questions of a Third Intifada. In this interview with Moment Magazine, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Israel/Palestine Ofer Zalzberg explains how the violence began and what can be done to quell it.

Interview / Global


In this interview with Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, Crisis Group President & CEO Jean-Marie Guéhenno takes a look at important political developments in 2015 – particularly the evolution of terrorist movements – and prospects for the year 2016. The interview first appeared on 11 December 2015 in the newspaper's print edition.

Interview / Africa

Le Burkina doit trouver sa voie entre besoin de justice et réconciliation

Le Burkina Faso, où des soldats du Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) refusent toujours de désarmer malgré l'échec de leur coup d'Etat, doit, pour sortir durablement de la crise, "trouver sa voie médiane" entre besoins de "justice" et de "réconciliation", estime Cynthia Ohayon, experte de l'ONG International Crisis Group, basée à Dakar.

The Problem with Coalition Airstrikes in Syria

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President & CEO, comments on the possible risks of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, explaining why putting an end to the civil war could help contain the terrorist threat and help solve the refugee crisis. This is an edited translation of an interview given to the French magazine L'Express.

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Intervention française en Syrie: "Les frappes contre Daech sont contreproductives"

Les députés vont débattre ce mardi, de l'engagement des forces aériennes françaises en Syrie contre Daech et de la question des réfugiés. L'analyse de Jean-Marie Guéhenno, directeur de l'International Crisis Group.

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Quick Thoughts: April Longley Alley on the Yemen Conflict

This interview with Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula April Longley Alley first appeared in Jadaliyya.

Quick Thoughts: Ali Vaez on The Iranian Nuclear Agreement

This interview with Crisis Group's Senior Iran Analyst Ali Vaez first appeared in Jadaliyya.

Quick Thoughts: Nathan Thrall on the Gaza Strip One Year After Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

This interview with Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Israel/Palestine Nathan Thrall first appeared in Jadaliyya.

Interview / Global

'Noodzaak van betrokkenheid is duidelijk'

We publiceren hier het interview tussen Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President & CEO van International Crisis Group, en journalist Addie Schulte, dat op 27 juni 2015 is verschenen in Het Parool.

„Das ist eine neue Ära“

In diesem Interview mit der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung erklärt Türkei-Analystin Nigar Göksel, was die kommenden Koalitionsverhandlungen in der Türkei prägen wird.

Interview / Global

Do peace talks work?

Can international conflicts be solved at peace summits and what are the limits of international intervention? In this MSNBC's The Cycle interview to mark the May 2015 publication of his memoir The Fog of Peace, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President & CEO, evaluates efforts to end the war in Syria, the rising role of regional powers and changing expectations of international intervention.

Russia and the U.S. in Ukraine and the Middle East

Crisis Group President & CEO Jean-Marie Guéhenno speaks to Russia Today’s “Worlds Apart”.

Thousands from Central Asia joining ‘Islamic State’

In this interview, Crisis Group’s Central Asia Project Director, Deirdre Tynan, speaks about the main findings of Crisis Group’s report, Syria Calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia, and explains that the Islamic State is fostering new links among radicals within the region.

Interview / Africa

“The soldiers are less motivated than the Boko Haram insurgents”

In this interview, Nnamdi Obasi, Crisis Group’s Senior Nigeria Analyst, speaks about what exactly it is that the insurgents want, how their activities have evolved, and why the government is ill-prepared to handle the insurgency.


Interview / Africa

“Die Soldaten sind weniger motiviert als die Rebellen von Boko Haram”

Der Aufstand der Boko Haram Rebellen hat Nigeria das gesamte Jahr 2014 über in Atem gehalten. Nicht nur haben sich die Terrorangriffe der Gruppe gehäuft, sie nahmen auch immer größere Ausmaße an. Das neue Jahr begann mit erneutem Terror, als Boko Haram Rebellen in Baga im Nordosten des Landes ein Massaker anrichteten. In diesem Interview erklärt Nnamdi Obasi, Crisis Group Analyst für Nigeria, worauf die Aufständischen abzielen, wie sie ihre Strategie veränderten, und warum die nigerianischen Regierung gegen die Rebellen so wenig in der Hand hat.

Wir veröffentlichen das Interview mit freundlicher Erlaubnis der SonntagsZeitung, wo es am 18. Januar 2015 zuerst erschien.   

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Turkey and the PKK: A peace process without end goals?

This interview with Crisis Group’s Europe and Central Asia Deputy Program Director, Hugh Pope, is republished here with permission from .

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