Jonas Horner Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 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 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 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 Latest Updates Podcast / Africa 2 November 2020 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 15 April 2020 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.