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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

30 Jun 2021
It's imperative that [the Sudanese government] communicate properly to the population...on this [IMF debt relief program] so people don't look up and just see the pain. Reuters

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
6 Oct 2020
The military [...] simply has not had the time nor shown the will to address violence in the way that many rural Sudanese would need to see in order to put down their weapons. AFP

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
1 Oct 2020
Sudan’s economy is in freefall and there has been limited international assistance. Al-Jazeera

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
26 Aug 2020
Sudan has been pretty isolated for a long time. It is very keen to get off this [terror] list. This is the carrot. Financial Times

Jonas Horner

Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan
29 Jul 2020
The violence [in Sudan] has triggered a wave of sit-ins across the region, demanding authorities protect civilians from the militias, who are scrambling to secure their gains now that Bashir has gone. The New York Times

Jonas Horner

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

Latest Updates

Podcast / Africa

Sudan's U.S. Terror Delisting: Too Little, Too Late?

Sudan's transition is in deep trouble, and Crisis Group’s Sudan expert Jonas Horner explains why on this week’s episode of The Horn. President Trump’s recent promise to remove Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism may not be enough to mitigate the spiralling economic crisis.

Podcast / Africa

The Political Fallout of the Pandemic

The Horn of Africa faces myriad crises. Beyond the potentially devastating impact of COVID-19 on politics and the economy, the region is grappling with deeply troubled transitions, cross-border jihadism and remains a playground for great power competition. This week on The Horn, Host Alan Boswell joins five Crisis Group analysts to analyse the pandemic's political and economic implications.