The international community should start a process to close its supervision of Bosnia’s Brčko District at its meeting next week and develop a new strategy to better help domestic institutions address governance challenges and corruption, while retaining the ability to sanction any attempts to undermine security. Босански (8 December)
Waging Peace: ASEAN and the Thai-Cambodian Border Conflict
The violent border clashes between Thailand and Cambodia earlier this year have challenged the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to turn its rhetoric into action, but to achieve peace and security more robust diplomacy is required to end a still unresolved conflict. ไทย (6 December)
URGENT MEDIA RELEASE
DR Congo: Saving the Elections
A week after presidential and legislative polls, the Democratic Republic of Congo faces a political crisis that could plunge it back into major violence. Preliminary results, expected today, risk sparking opposition protests that, in turn, prompt heavy-handed repression by Congolese security forces and wider disorder. To avert violence, Congolese authorities must take urgent measures to salvage a reasonably representative result out of a badly flawed process. The United Nations, African Union and European Union must work together to mediate with Congolese leaders a way out of the crisis. Communiqué en français (8 December)
Côte d’Ivoire : Laurent Gbagbo, la CPI et le “gban-gban” salvateur
Gilles Yabi, Jeune Afrique, 9 décembre
La guerre et la décomposition planent sur le Soudan d’Al-Bachir
Alain Délétroz, Le Temps, 8 décembre
Ethnic Interests Could Trump Economic Sense
Joost Hiltermann, Financial Times, 7 December
US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq
Joost Hiltermann, Conservative Middle East Council, 5 December
Más allá de la diplomacia: retos en la frontera Colombo-Venezolana
Silke Pfeiffer & Hugo Eduardo Ramírez, La Razón Pública, 4 de diciembre
This month’s podcast reviews developments for the month of November, highlighting conflict risk alerts in DR Congo and in Syria, and deteriorated situations in Afghanistan, Burundi, Kosovo, Pakistan, South Sudan and Sudan. Situations improved in Burma/Myanmar, Morrocco, Nepal and Tunisia. (6 December)
Invité Afrique: Gilles Yabi
Gilles Yabi, directeur du projet Afrique de l’Ouest d’International Crisis Group, analyse la stratégie et l’attitude de l’ancien président ivoirien Laurent Gbagbo, lors de sa première audience lundi à la Cour pénale internationale à La Haye. (7 décembre)
Invité spécial de la rédaction: Alain Délétroz
Alain Délétroz, vice-président d’International Crisis Group, analyse les conflits en Libye, Syrie et Côte d’Ivoire. Il déplore notamment le dernier discours du président syrien Bachar Al-Assad, dans lequel aucune réforme n’a été annoncée. (6 décembre)
Invité Afrique: Thierry Vircoulon
Avant la proclamation du vainqueur de l’élection présidentielle en République Démocratique du Congo, Thierry Vircoulon, directeur du projet Afrique centrale d’International Crisis Group, revient sur la crédibilité des chiffres de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante. (6 décembre)
Sudan: The Rebel Alliance
A new alliance of Darfur rebel groups with the declared goal of regime change threatens the Doha peace process. Fouad Hikmat, Crisis Group’s African Union and Sudan Special Adviser, explains that if the peace process is to have any chance of success, it must be inclusive. (7 December)
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