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Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan

Crisis Group Role

Jonas Horner joined Crisis Group in October 2019 as Deputy Director for Horn of Africa and Senior Analyst for Sudan.

Professional Background

Jonas has fourteen years' policy, programs and research experience in conflict management, stabilisation and small arms and light weapons in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific with UN agencies, the EU, NGOs and research organisations. In Sudan, he worked as Technical Adviser on Politics, Stabilisation and Peacebuilding to the EU for four years and ran UNDP's Conflict Reduction Programme in the country's Three Areas along the border with South Sudan ahead of the countries' 2011 split. Previously he worked as Africa Analyst to political risk firm Eurasia Group. Most recently he served as Coordinator of the UN's Task Team on Conflict Prevention and Regional Conflict Adviser to Mercy Corps in the Middle East.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sudan
  • Horn of Africa
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration
  • Political economy
  • Preventing Violent Extremism

In The News

13 Mar 2020
The transitional government and the international community [in Sudan] must move quickly to avert an economic collapse and accompanying disintegration of the transitional dispensation. France24/AFP

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
9 Mar 2020
The attack [in Sudan] may have the effect of increasing the solidarity between the civilian and military components of the transition. Wall Street Journal

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
29 Feb 2020
Overt Israeli endorsement of a [sanctions] lift for Sudan will provide a key push to the U.S. government. Bloomberg

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
21 Feb 2020
An underappreciated dynamic [in Sudan] is the split between the military, who traditionally have a Muslim Brotherhood background, and Islamists themselves. Deutsche Welle

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan