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On 12 April 2012 a military uprising ousted former prime minister Carlos Gomes Júnior just as he was about to compete in a run-off presidential election that he was poised to win. Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, Crisis Group's Senior Communications Officer, and Vincent Foucher, West Africa Senior Analyst, were in Bissau to examine the current situation in the country, the reasons for the overthrow and the priorities of the new transitional government.
William Lawrence, Crisis Group's North Africa Project Director, discusses the 7 July 2012 elections in Libya and why their success will be crucial to the country's democratic transition.
Ali Vaez, Crisis Group's Senior Iran Analyst, discusses the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 and advises how best to avoid a military confrontation.
Mark Schneider, Crisis Group Senior Vice President and Special Advisor for Latin America, comments on the NATO Summit, held in Chicago in May 2012, and assesses the readiness of the Afghan National Army for independent operations.
Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group's Latin America Program Director, comments on some of the factors affecting Haiti's recovery from the 2010 earthquake, including police reform and the proposal to reestablish a national army.
The 2008 war between Russia and Georgia drove thousands of ethnic Georgians from their homes in South Ossetia. Lawrence Sheets, Crisis Group's South Caucasus Project Director, and Medea Turashvili, Caucasus Analyst, analyse the challenges faced by Georgia's internally displaced and the prospects of a political reconciliation permitting their return.
When Kim Jong-il died in December 2011, he left the leadership of North Korea to his son, Kim Jong-un. While some observers predicted that the transfer of power would destabilize the regime, the transition has apparently proceeded with no major upsets.
In this video Iskra Kirova, Analyst, EU Advocacy and Research, speaks about her experiences working for Crisis Group.
In this video Clay Johnson, Director of Human Resources, speaks about his experiences working for Crisis Group.