Burkina Faso’s Alarming Escalation of Jihadist Violence

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by Rinaldo Depagne Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organized, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa… Continue Reading  

Winning the Post-ISIS Battle for Iraq in Sinjar

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by International Crisis Group Seized by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in August 2014, Sinjar, a majority-Yazidi district on Iraq’s north-western border with Syria, has been the scene of tragedy: a genocidal campaign of killings, rape, abductions and enslavement, and the… Continue Reading  

Israel, Hezbollah and Iran: Preventing Another War in Syria

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by International Crisis Group The Syrian war has entered a new stage with the regime of Bashar al-Assad gaining the upper hand. Israel, no longer content to remain a bystander as Damascus’s position improves, is now jockeying to reverse the… Continue Reading  

Korean Peninsula: From Fire and Fury to Freeze-for-Freeze

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by the International Crisis Group The risk of catastrophic war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. The “maximum pressure” strategy the U.S. has pursued in response to North Korea’s weapons tests could badly… Continue Reading  

Korean Peninsula: In the Line of Fire and Fury

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by the International Crisis Group The threat of nightmarish war on the Korean peninsula is higher than at any time in recent history. As the pace of North Korea’s nuclear and missile testing increased throughout 2017, so too did the… Continue Reading