Ashish Pradhan Senior Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research New York Crisis Group Role Ashish Pradhan is International Crisis Group's Senior UN Analyst. He joined Crisis Group's UN Team in New York in September 2015 and, alongside the Chief of Policy, represents the organisation at the United Nations. He is responsible for Crisis Group's engagement with the UN Secretariat, Security Council members, and other member states and his work primarily focuses on African and Asian crises. Ashish regularly relays Crisis Group's field-based analysis to UN officials and member state diplomats, especially in the lead-up to key Security Council discussions and resolutions. He also ensures that debates at UNHQ are adequately reflected in Crisis Group's own reporting and policy prescriptions. Ashish previously worked for three years in Crisis Group's Asia Program conducting research on the constitution-writing process in Nepal. He attended The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for his masters and Georgetown University for his bachelors. His areas of expertise include constitution building, ethnic conflict, peacekeeping, and multilateral affairs. In The News 9 Oct 2018 The fear now is whether the person who replaces [Nikki Hayley] will take an even tougher line against the UN, especially with National Security Advisor John Bolton now in the White House. France 24 Ashish Pradhan Senior Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research Latest Updates Commentary / Africa 13 April 2018 Keeping the Hotline Open Between Sudan and South Sudan A UN mission has largely succeeded in keeping the peace in Abyei, an oil-rich area claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. But there has been less progress made on the mission's work in aiding political mechanisms to determine the final status of Abyei and demilitarise and demarcate the border. As the UN Security Council debates the mission's scope, these mechanisms deserve ongoing support.