Crisis Group’s Watch List identifies ten countries and regions facing deadly conflict, humanitarian emergency or other crises in 2023. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, could save lives and enhance prospects for stability.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Central African Republic
Ireland showed it was ready to get its hands dirty dealing with the details of a specific crisis on the Council’s agenda.
For many states, the U.N. offers a place to defend their territorial claims even when they cannot control the actual territories at stake.
A lot of [the] time now, the U.N.’s role has been reduced to geopolitical ambulance-chasing.
Al-Qaeda does not currently have the ability to perpetrate large-scale attacks in western countries, nor the intention.
What the west classifies as a pariah nation [i.e. Russia] does not necessarily hold sway in the rest of the world.
Climate change isn’t going to make someone pick up a weapon, fire and kill. The relationship between conflict and climate stresses like drought is not that simple.
Overlapping crises have added to the economic burdens of many countries, particularly those already in debt. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2023, Crisis Group lays out steps the EU and its member states can take to reduce vulnerability and risks of unrest.
What conflicts is Crisis Group particularly worried about in 2023? This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood is joined by Crisis Group’s President & CEO Comfort Ero and Chief of Policy Stephen Pomper, to talk about our annual flagship publication “10 Conflicts to Watch”.
This one-hour event delves deeper into our flagship annual publication “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2023”.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent shock waves round the world. As our look ahead to 2023 shows, several other crises loom as well.
In Black & White is our newest video series. In each episode, one of our analysts expresses their views on a conflict in an op-ed style: clear, personal, and to the point.
How will the new U.S. Congress affect U.S. foreign policy?
In our panel of Crisis Group experts they analyse the results and give a 360-view of how the election could impact U.S. strategy towards the war in Ukraine, China, and Latin America. Michael Hanna, Program Director for the U.S. moderates the panel with Ivan Briscoe, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Amanda Hsiao, Senior Analyst for China and Olga Oliker, Program Director for Europe and Central Asia.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has roiled the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Yet, disruptions notwithstanding, it remains a valuable forum for dialogue between Moscow and the West. Participating states should help it keep playing its important roles, including managing conflict risks.
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