Israel’s campaign in Gaza in response to Hamas’s 7 October 2023 attacks still overshadows Middle East politics, with the spectre of wider war or other regional instability ever present even as ceasefire talks appear to be making progress. Crisis Group experts offer a 360-degree view.
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The longer the war in Gaza continues, the greater the risk of even further spillover of the war into other regional theaters.
Prior advance warnings are a feasible precaution to minimize harm to civilians [in Rafah] … but it doesn’t absolve Israel of its legal obligations.
Younger generations [of Palestinians] … have been swayed towards armed resistance because they feel like conciliatory politics or diplomacy doesn't work with Israel.
[The] Houthis wanted to send a message: We are the group that is most committed to Gaza, not just in words but in action.
While there is no political space in Washington for engagement with Iran in an election year, diplomacy is the only approach that has reined Iran in.
What is really needed to save innocent lives [in Gaza] is an immediate ceasefire.
In this online event, Crisis Group experts discuss the regional repercussions of the Gaza war.
While a step forward in some ways such as congressional reporting requirements, the policy memorandum’s loopholes and limitations will only create additional processes and maintain the status quo.
Joe Biden's pressure on Israel must go beyond stern words and leaked angry conversations.
This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard is joined by Lahib Higel, Crisis Group’s Iraq expert, to discuss the recent escalation between U.S. forces and Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria and what it means for the presence of American troops in Iraq.
Following Israel’s allegations that staff of the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees participated in the 7 October 2023 attack, several capitals paused or threatened to suspend their funding. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Daniel Forti explains why it is vital that they reverse course.
This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson talk with Camille Lons, visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, about the EU's response to the crisis in the Red Sea and plans for an EU-led naval mission.
Originally published in Just Security.
The Egyptian economy is under increasing strain, with the Gaza war’s effects adding to the pressure. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2024, Crisis Group identifies ways the EU can support Egypt in coping with its economic woes.
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