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Podcast / Asia

The Philippines: Peace Talks and the Communist Insurgency

The Communist Party of the Philippines has waged an insurgency against the Philippine government for over forty years. The two adversaries agreed to a series of peace talks this week in Norway—six years after talks were last suspended. Bryony Lau, Crisis Group’s South East Asia Analyst, explains the roots of the conflict and why this round of talks might lead to a negotiated settlement.

Podcast / Africa

أزمة دارفو مازالت مشتعلة

فيما استحوذ استفاء جنوب السودان وترتيبات مرحلة ما بعد الانفصال بين الشمال و الجنوب على اهتمام العالم, مازال الصراع في دارفور محتدماً. فؤاد حكمت, مستشار مجموعة الأزمات الدولية في الشؤون السودانية و شؤون الإتحاد الأفريقي يطلعنا على آخر المستجدات.

Preventing War between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Escalating front-line clashes, a spiralling arms race, vitriolic rhetoric and a virtual breakdown in peace talks increase the chance Armenia and Azerbaijan will go back to war over Nagorno-Karabakh. Sabine Freizer, Crisis Group's Europe Program Director, explains the situation.

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Incertitude au Liban

Le Liban attend les résultats du Premier Ministre Najib Mikati pour sortir de l'impasse. Après la démission du gouvernement Hariri, tout le pays est plongé dans le doute. Sahar Atrache, analyste du Liban pour International Crisis Group revient sous les tensions qui traversent le Liban.

Podcast / Africa

Côte d'Ivoire : vers un enlisement de la crise

Laurent Gbagbo, en refusant de céder le pouvoir à Alassane Ouattara, cherche à gagner du temps pour se maintenir à la tête de la Côte d'Ivoire. La médiation envoyée par l'Union Africaine semble avoir peu de chances de résoudre la crise. Rinaldo Depagne, analyste senior au sein du Projet Afrique de l'Ouest pour International Crisis Group, décrypte la situation ivoirienne.

Podcast / Africa

DR Congo: Consequences of the Constitutional Revision

Thierry Vircoulon, Crisis Group’s Central Africa Project Director, explains the consequences of Congo's election laws revision. Among others, the run-off system was eliminated, allowing the candidate with a plurality to claim the presidency. This constitutional revision increases the presidential powers.

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Haiti's Potential Constitutional Crisis

According to Haiti's constitution, President René Préval has less than two weeks left in his term, yet the country still has not voted on his successor. A second round to last November’s flawed presidential election has been delayed as the leading candidates have vied to appear on the official ballot. Crisis Group’s Senior Vice President Mark Schneider looks at Haiti’s potential constitutional crisis and gives an update on the country’s cholera epidemic and progress on post-earthquake reconstruction.

Bosnia: Europe’s time to act

The European Union should take on the leading international role in Bosnia & Herzegovina now and not wait for the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to close, argues Marko Prelec, Crisis Group’s Balkans Project Director.

Podcast / Africa

The Referendum in Sudan

As part of a peace deal signed in 2005, Southern Sudanese went to the polls this week to decide whether to secede from Sudan. Crisis Group’s African Union and Sudan Special Advisor Fouad Hikmat breaks down what’s at stake and explains what should happen when the voting ends.