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Podcast

War & Peace: Turkey’s Trials and Errors

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope are joined by veteran Turkish diplomat Ambassador Selim Yenel for a close look at Turkey’s newly assertive regional policy and how to get key relationships with allies in Europe and the U.S. back on track.

Podcast / United States

Social Media and the U.S. Capitol Events

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Rob Malley and Naz Modirzadeh talk with New York Times cybersecurity reporter Sheera Frenkel about the role that social media platforms played in the mob assault on the U.S. Capitol and the ways that online disinformation fuels conflict worldwide.

Podcast / Africa

The Horn: 2021 in the Horn of Africa

This week, Alan Boswell is joined by Crisis Group’s Project Director for the Horn of Africa Murithi Mutiga to discuss what he’s watching for across the region in 2021.

Podcast / Global

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Rob Malley and Naz Modirzadeh talk with Crisis Group’s Chief of Policy Richard Atwood about our annual article “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021”, what the list tells us about the state of the world and whether the use of military force can sometimes break deadlocks where diplomacy failed to do so.

War & Peace: Europe Has Much to Prove in 2021

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope are joined by former French Ambassador to the U.S. and the UN Gérard Araud to discuss today’s big geopolitical challenges – and Europe’s role in defining them – as President-elect Biden takes the reins in Washington.

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

War & Peace: Personal Reflections on 2020, between Europe and the Middle East

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker interviews co-host Hugh Pope about the updated edition of his book, Dining with Al Qaeda, and how he thinks it helps make sense of the Middle East today. They also reflect on the highs and lows of the year of the pandemic.

Trump’s Morocco-Israel Transaction

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Rob Malley and guest host Richard Atwood talk with Dahlia Scheindlin and Crisis Group’s North Africa Project Director Riccardo Fabiani about the normalisation of relations between Israel and Morocco and the accompanying U.S. recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.

Podcast / Africa

The Horn: America’s (and Biden’s) South Sudan problem

This week on The Horn, Freedom House Africa Director Jon Temin joins Alan to reflect on the critical U.S. role in South Sudan’s 2011 independence, why the country’s 2015 peace deal collapsed and how the incoming Biden administration can draw on lessons learned. 

Podcast / United States

Michael Kovrig: Two Years in Arbitrary Detention in China

This week’s episode of Hold Your Fire! is dedicated to our colleague Michael Kovrig, who has been unjustly detained in China for two years. Rob Malley and guest host Brittany Brown talk with Michael’s wife, Vina Nadjibulla, about his life in prison, the toll his detention has taken on his family and her relentless advocacy to secure his release.

Podcast / Global

War & Peace: Twenty-first Century Threats

This week on War & Peace, former MI6 chief and veteran diplomat Sir John Sawers joins Olga and Hugh for a horizon-scanning look at an international system in flux, the major players shaping it and what threats they will have to guard against.