The Iran Nuclear Deal at Two: A Status Report

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by the International Crisis Group It could have been worse. President Trump’s 12 January decision to waive sanctions while threatening to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the… Continue Reading  

The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso’s North

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by International Crisis Group Long spared by the Sahel’s armed groups, Burkina Faso now faces increasingly frequent and lethal attacks in its north. Although this insecurity in large part is an extension of the Malian conflict, the crisis has strong… Continue Reading  

Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia’s Worst Terror Attack

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by International Crisis Group The devastating twin truck bombings in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Saturday, October 14, 2017, mark the deadliest attack in that country since the current phase of its war began in early 2007. It almost certainly was… Continue Reading  

Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal, Despite Trump’s Decertification

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by International Crisis Group U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s October 13 decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JC POA) based on his assessment that the agreement’s costs outweigh its benefits will not, in… Continue Reading  

Iran Unites as Tehran Struck by Middle East’s Proxy Wars

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by Ali Vaez The 7 June attacks in Tehran struck at the symbolic heart of Iran’s revolutionary republic. In this Q&A, Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst for Iran, says the outrages show how the region’s proxy wars are now reaching far… Continue Reading