This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh talk to Richard Gowan, Crisis Group’s UN director, about UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ bid for a second term, the UN’s peacemaking under his leadership and challenges posed by a divided Security Council.
If you want to say you’re going to defend Ukraine, say you’re going to defend Ukraine, [NATO] membership or no membership.
The EU has parked sanctions in the drawer for now. But, on the flip side, the bloc might not have much to offer Turkey in the way of carrots.
There will inevitably be calls for UN sanctions [against Myanmar], but I don’t think China and Russia are ready to go that far.
The arms embargo in Libya died many years ago. What changed this year was that the violations of the embargo came out into the open more.
Sanctions send a signal to Belarus and the international community of EU states’ frustration with a fraudulent election.
Sudan’s economy is in freefall and there has been limited international assistance.