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Watch List 2017

Crisis Group’s Watch List 2017 includes the Lake Chad basin, Libya, Myanmar, Nagorno-Karabakh, Sahel, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela and Yemen. This annual early-warning report identifies conflict situations in which prompt action by the European Union and its member states would generate stronger prospects for peace.

Statement / Asia

Myanmar Assassination Shows Urgent Need for Unity Against Hate Crimes

The 29 January assassination of U Ko Ni, a respected Muslim veteran of the pro-democracy struggle, is a great loss to Myanmar and underlines the urgency for unity against all forms of hate speech and possible hate crimes.

Op-Ed / Global

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

From Turkey to Mexico, the world’s most volatile flashpoints will get a lot more unpredictable this year.

Originally published in Foreign Policy

Impact Note / Asia

WSJ: Asia’s New Insurgency

Crisis Group’s Myanmar report on 15 December 2016 revealed the emergence of a game-changing Muslim insurgency in the country’s Rakhine state. In this Editorial, the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Page introduced the report to readers as evidence of how Burma’s abuse of the Rohingya Muslims has created violent backlash.

Op-Ed / Asia

The World’s Newest Muslim Insurgency Is Being Waged in Burma

Deadly attacks in October and November against security forces in Burma’s northern Arakan state are qualitatively different from anything that has occurred there in recent decades.

Originally published in Time

Briefing / Asia

Myanmar’s Peace Process: Getting to a Political Dialogue

After almost 70 years of armed conflict, Myanmar has a rare but fading opportunity to finalise a broad-based, federal settlement. The government must adopt a more flexible approach that allays opposition concerns, and armed groups need to go beyond preliminaries and engage in meaningful discussions.

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Op-Ed / Asia

Reality Bites for Aung San Suu Kyi Amid Surging Violence

Originally published in Nikkei Asian Review

EU Watch List / Global

Watch List – December 2015

This early-warning report identifies ten conflict situations in which prompt action by the European Union and its member states, as well as other international and regional actors, would generate stronger prospects for peace.

Video / Asia

International Crisis Group at Work: Myanmar

Jim Della-Giacoma, South East Asia Project Director, talks about Crisis Group's work and impact in Myanmar.

Op-Ed / Asia

Die Sanktionen gegen Birma beenden!

Originally published in Die Zeit

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