International Crisis Group

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 05:55
Nigeria's military is currently in a state of distress. In order to tackle threats from Boko Haram and the Niger Delta Avengers, President Buhari and his government must undertake several key reforms to repair the military and its image.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 06:44
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), now in its 41st year, has a formidable record, both in its efforts to enhance regional economic integration, its initial mandate, and to promote peace in a particularly turbulent region. Still, the organisation has demonstrated shortcomings requiring significant institutional change.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 07:27
Since 1961, the international community has invested huge resources to enforce the UN mandate to create a “drug free” world. Yet, after decades of interdiction and eradication, organised crime around the globe has merely shifted routes and markets.
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 07:06
The International Crisis Group welcomes the announcement on 30 March of the “Agreement for Peace Talks between the National Government and the National Liberation Army” (ELN) in Colombia, and the beginning of a public phase of negotiations.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:08
The Islamic State (IS) attack into the heart of the south-eastern Tunisian city of Ben Guerdane opens up a new zone of conflict. This alarming spillover from Libya 30km away requires a fresh response from Tunisia’s political elite, still struggling to steady the country after three major terrorist attacks last year.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:50
Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia’s only even nominal parliamentary democracy, faces growing internal and external security challenges.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 06:34
A trained-in-Russia-and-America veteran of brutal Tajik government operations, Khalimov has the qualifications. And Tajikistan, a desperately poor country ruled by a venal elite, is a vulnerable target.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 05:54
The Afghan Local Police (ALP) began as a small U.S. experiment but grew into a significant part of Afghanistan’s security apparatus.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:27
Colombia’s peace process faces its most serious crisis yet, after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) suspended a five month old unilateral ceasefire. Instead of more measures to de-escalate the conflict ahead of a final peace agreement, there are now new risks that the confrontation will escalate, causing fresh humanitarian damage, crippling trust between the parties and further weakening public support for the process.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:55
Actions in Ukraine have altered how Kazakhstan views Russian intent in the former Soviet Union and increased its sense of vulnerability. In response, the administration of President Nursultan Nazarbayev has undertaken measures to strengthen government, protect economic stability and shut down speculation that a Ukrainian scenario could unfold in its northern provinces.