International Crisis Group

The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from brutal military operations in Myanmar are stuck in Bangladesh, with returns to Myanmar unlikely soon and Bangladeshi goodwill being tested. In Myanmar, international partners must be allowed access to northern Rakhine State. In Bangladesh, donors must help both refugees and their local hosts.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/296-the-long-haul-ahead-for-myanmar.pdf

Mexico’s Southern Border: Security, Violence and Migration in the Trump Era

Mexico stops hundreds of thousands of Central Americans fleeing northward to the U.S. Many are deported, and many more are stuck in the country’s south, vulnerable to crime and rising xenophobia. With U.S. and European help, Mexico should work harder to protect migrants and foster economic development.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/066-mexicos-southern-border.pdf

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/066-mexicos-southern-border-spanish.pdf

 

Libya’s Unhealthy Focus on Personalities

The surprise electoral defeat of one Libyan leader and the hospitalisation of a rival show the error of relying solely on individuals to achieve national reconciliation in Libya. All sides in Libya’s conflict should focus instead on making institutions more representative and improving governance.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/b057-libyas-unhealthy-focus-on-personalities.pdf

 

How Europe Can Save the Iran Nuclear Deal

The U.S. is threatening to withdraw from the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program if no one “fixes” it by President Donald Trump’s deadline of 12 May. The danger of deeper Middle East turmoil is great. Europe should salvage the deal no matter what Trump decides.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/185%20How%20Europe%20Can%20Save%20the%20Iran%20Nuclear%20Deal.pdf

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: How the Catholic Church Can Promote Dialogue

The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon is growing deadlier. The Catholic Church could mediate between Anglophone militants and the state, but clergy have espoused clashing views on key issues. The Church should heal its divides so as to be a neutral arbiter that can broker peace.

https://www.crisisgroup.org/file/6175/download?token=CMKYmOFp

 

Iran’s Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

Report Nº 184 / Middle East & North Africa. Divergent views of Iran’s ambitions are driving proxy wars from Syria to Yemen. To stop disastrous direct confrontation, it is crucial to close the perception gap and that Iran and its adversaries take mutual steps toward de-escalating tensions.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/184-iran-s-priorities-in-a-turbulent-middle-east_1.pdf

Preventing Boko Haram Abductions of Schoolchildren in Nigeria

Four years after the abductions in Chibok, and months after more kidnappings in Dapchi, over 100 schoolgirls are still missing. Nigeria must act to make schools safe – beefing up security, learning from past mistakes and, ultimately, working to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

https://www.crisisgroup.org/file/6145/download?token=62GWpthu

 

Electoral Poker in DR Congo

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been postponed since December 2016, but now seem to be slated for the end of the year. All parties should work to ensure credible polls, the best hope for a peaceful transfer of power.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/259-electoral-poker-in-dr-congo.pdf

Cómo detener la onda expansiva de la crisis en Venezuela

El desmoronamiento socio-económico de Venezuela está arrastrando a los países vecinos, a la vez que cientos de miles de personas huyen del país, las epidemias se propagan y el crimen violento atraviesa las fronteras. Se necesita ayuda humanitaria internacional y los poderes regionales deben impulsar una transición negociada, aun cuando para ello se deban aplicar sanciones selectivas.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/065-containing-the-shock-waves-from-venezuela-spanish.pdf

 

Countering Jihadist Militancy in Bangladesh

Report Nº 295 / Asia. With political polarisation reaching historic highs and local jihadist groups forging links with transnational movements, new forms of militancy threaten security and religious tolerance in Bangladesh. The government should reinforce the capability of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and build political consensus on tackling the menace.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/295-countering-jihadist-militancy-in-bangladesh.pdf