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🎧 A whole generation of Afghans grew up on the promise of democracy & freedoms. ICG's Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy) tells@atwoodrr: “You almost feel like there is a collective effort, at least in Kabul, to try to show the Taliban the new Afghanistan.”bit.ly/37XEm9al
Will the US withdrawal from Afghanistan cede space to Al-Qaeda, Daesh, & other non-state actors? Will the US proceed with CT operations w/o troops on the ground? We'll discuss with Ibraheem Bahiss (@Afghan_Policy), Consultant with @CrisisGroup, & longtime observer of Afghanistan
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🎧“Afghanistan is in the midst of a drought right now.” Crisis Group’s Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy) highlights the humanitarian crisis unfolding amid the Taliban takeover of the country. He joins@atwoodrr for a special Hold Your Fire! episode ⇊bit.ly/37XEm9al
Don’t miss the latest episode from The Horn’s new mini-series exploring jihadism along the Swahili coast. @alanboswell and Somali regional expert @SeraGaid discuss the origin of the Al-Shabaab insurgency and what it means for local political dynamics. bit.ly/3ASoYHC
Detailed look at drug production in post-coup Myanmar by @JohnReedwrites + @Ryn_writes, with some comments from me. Myanmar’s descent into chaos created new opportunities for traffickers. And militias nervous about future want to make money while they can. ft.com/content/2e9ee2…
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Today is 986 days since our colleague Michael Kovrig was arbitrarily jailed by China. His sole offence was to be a Canadian in the wrong place at the wrong time. Every day his grit and character in the face of injustice inspire us. #FreeMichaelKovrig fal.cn/3hD30
🎧 A big challenge for Taliban leadership is managing the expectations of their own rank & file, while also signaling to the int'l community they are reformed, says Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy). Tune in for his take on what's next for#Afghanistann ⇊bit.ly/37XEm9al
“I reject the idea that it was an intelligence failure...the scenario of rapid collapse was always a plausible scenario.” On “Checks and Balance”, @LaurelMillerICG, director of @CrisisGroup’s Asia programme, assesses America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan econ.st/3y31I7W
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🎧 What will a#Talibann government look like? Will it roll back some of the freedoms Afghans – women in particular – have enjoyed over the past two decades? @atwoodrr is joined by Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy) to unpack these key questions & more ⇊bit.ly/37XEm9al
🎧#Somaliaa will need to build up its security forces in the face of “donor fatigue”, regional expert@SeraGaidd says in a new episode of The Horn. The country must be prepared to fight Al-Shabaab on its own as international partners scale back their aid. bit.ly/3ASoYHCp
#THREAD: Yesterday, my colleague @mwhanna1 and I published a new piece on #Yemen in @ForeignAffairs. Writing for a U.S. audience, we argued for a rethink of the international approach to mediating and ending the war. Here's what we wrote... foreignaffairs.com/articles/unite… (1 / 22)
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Important points 👇. It's not that the airport and evacuation crisis isn't important, it's that there is a humanitarian crisis underway right now in#Afghanistann affecting millions of people, linked to conflict, COVID, and drought, and that crisis isn't getting enough attention.twitter.com/MohsinAmin_/st…c
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Today is 985 days since our colleague Michael Kovrig was arbitrarily jailed by China. His sole offence was to be a Canadian in the wrong place at the wrong time. Every day his grit and character in the face of injustice inspire us. #FreeMichaelKovrig fal.cn/3hClR
One of the unfortunate outcomes of the chaotic past few days, beyond the obviously distressing humanitarian situation, is that it has given license for many to backfill and offer clearly unrealistic analysis about this moment, as @LaurelMillerICG notes below. twitter.com/laurelmilleric…
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This is an absolutely key point. Time on the ground building credibility with the parties will be an important part of the new @OSE_Yemen 's remit in the early days. twitter.com/peterjsalisbur…
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My very diligent colleague @peterjsalisbury lays out the reasons why we wrote this piece and our main arguments in a very comprehensive thread. twitter.com/peterjsalisbur…
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I'd add to what I said in this clip that "credibility" is very difficult to measure and there are many contributing factors. I don't dismiss that #Afghanistan situation could negatively affect US credibility, but not prepared to jump to quick conclusions on that. twitter.com/AsiaSociety/st…
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Very worth listening: @CrisisGroup’s @Afghan_Policy talks to @atwoodr about the Taliban’s lightning advance and what’s next for Afghanistan: crisisgroup.org/asia/south-asi…
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Will the U.S. departure from Afghanistan damage U.S. credibility? @LaurelMillerICG of @CrisisGroup doesn’t think so: “Was U.S. credibility really enhanced by continuing to pursue a war that wasn’t winnable?” Watch the full conversation here: trib.al/6AgcJ6D
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Will China’s influence in Afghanistan increase following the US military withdrawal? Laurel Miller (@LaurelMillerICG) of @CrisisGroup joins us on the #ChinaPower Podcast to discuss this and more: bit.ly/prc_afg
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Looking for a great learning opportunity with @CrisisGroup's Turkey team? Apply by 3 September.. jobs.crisisgroup.org/o/volunteer-in…
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🎧 The Taliban’s swift takeover of the Afghan capital Kabul was “the culmination of decades of strategy,”@CrisisGroupp’s Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy) tells@atwoodrr. What will the group's rule look like? Listen to the whole episode here🎙️ bit.ly/37XEm9aiTY
President Biden made ending Yemen’s civil war a central pillar of his Middle East policy, but the catastrophe is only getting worse. @mwhanna1 and @peterjsalisbury consider whether a new approach might yield better results. trib.al/5LjMKEw
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Will Somali political elites open the dialogue necessary to end the long war against Al-Shabaab? In a new episode of The Horn, regional expert @SeraGaid explains to @alanboswell why negotiations could be the only path forward for peace. bit.ly/3ASoYHC
The mood in the region has been one of de-escalation, and that’s mostly because countries are convinced the U.S. might not always be there to save its allies. My comments for @bpolitics @ZainabFattah bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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International Crisis Group Interim Policy Chief Stephen Pomper on the US policy of military intervention in light of the Taliban's retaking of Afghanistan.
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Accessible background info & nuanced analysis on the Taliban in Afghanistan in this @CrisisGroup podcast with @Afghan_Policy. Pretty incredible talk-through of behaviour and atmospherics that helps sketch out perspectives in an obfuscatory militant group. crisisgroup.org/asia/south-asi…
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🎧 The Al-Shabaab insurgency arose from a nationalist movement against Ethiopian aggression. What does this mean for the group’s increasingly global jihadist rhetoric? Regional expert@SeraGaidd discusses these tensions in a new🎙️episode of The Hornbit.ly/3ASoYHCbp
Today is 984 days since our colleague Michael Kovrig was arbitrarily jailed by China. His sole offence was to be a Canadian in the wrong place at the wrong time. Every day his grit and character in the face of injustice inspire us. #FreeMichaelKovrig fal.cn/3hAsP
TODAY — Join us tonight for a timely conversation with @MrKRudd, @LaurelMillerICG, and @vali_nasr, for a discussion on the chaos in Afghanistan as the Taliban have been swiftly reasserting control of the country. Livestream details: trib.al/a0g1H8r
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The international community badly needs to adjust its approach to the war in Yemen, write @mwhanna1 and @peterjsalisbury. Continuing with the same diplomatic strategy as the nature of the conflict changes is a recipe for disaster. trib.al/Kwqgk9r
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🎧 The Taliban is back in power in#Afghanistann. In this special episode,@atwoodrr talks to Crisis Group expert Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy) about what the days and months ahead could hold for Afghanistan. Don’t miss it ⇊bit.ly/37XEm9al
I spoke earlier this week to @missy_ryan @washingtonpost about the problems with trying to advance US human rights policy through military intervention. twitter.com/CrisisGroup/st…
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Six months after president Biden made ending the #Yemen war a Mideast priority, @mwhanna1 and I ask what the US, UN and wider international community can do amid political fragmentation, worsening violence and diplomatic stalemate. foreignaffairs.com/articles/unite…
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“One of the realities that has been realized in the past two decades is that advancing human rights policy through military intervention is extremely difficult,” Crisis Group's @StephenPomper told @washingtonpost 👇washingtonpost.com/national-secur…g
🎧 Why have the military efforts of#Somaliaa and its international partners failed to control the Al-Shabaab insurgency? Regional expert@SeraGaidd explains how waning external support could affect the resolution of the conflict. Tune in �bit.ly/3ASoYHCzZ
A @UN study has shown that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. This #WorldHumanitarianDay I urge world leaders to address the climate crisis with a gendered lens - this is not their burden to bear alone, and we must join together to do more. #TheHumanRace #30by30
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Crisis Group's @mwhanna1 & @peterjsalisbury write in @ForeignAffairs about the need to rethink diplomacy in #Yemen. "...continuing with the same diplomatic strategy, based on an outdated understanding of the conflict, is a recipe for disaster." foreignaffairs.com/articles/unite…
🎧 SPECIAL EPISODE | Hold Your Fire! Host@atwoodrr talks to Crisis Group’s Ibraheem Bahiss @Afghan_Policyy) about the big decisions facing the Taliban now that they control#Afghanistann, and what Western & regional gov’ts should prioritise. Tune in ⇊bit.ly/37XEm9aV
"Afghanistan: The End of America’s Forever War and the Return of the Taliban" features the International Crisis Group’s Laurel Miller, John Hopkins’ Vali Nasr, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Asia 21 leader Mohammad Nader Yama asiasociety.org/new-york/event…
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[Invité Afrique] #Sahel: «Les groupes jihadistes n'ont pas les mêmes capacités ni trajectoires ici qu'en #Afghanistan» 🎧 Jean-Hervé Jézéquel, directeur du projet Sahel à l'International Crisis Group (ICG) est l’invité de RFI rfi.my/7fYb.tKK#RFIMatini5Y
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Make sure to stay tuned for a special Hold Your Fire! podcast episode with Crisis Group’s Ibraheem Bahiss (@Afghan_Policy), coming out later today. 👇🎙crisisgroup.org/hold-your-fire…Ao
The war in🇦�#Afghanistanan is the world’s most lethal conflict.@CrisisGroupup is one of the few organisations conducting research on the ground in the country. Browse through all of our reports, Q&A's and podcasts on Afghanistan herecrisisgroup.org/asia/south-asi…8VU
New essay with ⁦@peterjsalisbury⁩ on Yemen’s increasingly complex multiparty conflict and the pressing need for a patient and more inclusive diplomatic approach. Why Ending the War Is More Difficult Than Ever foreignaffairs.com/articles/unite…
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BBC's @vivnunis tackles mis/disinformation in Tigray conflict head on. I provide some context on the info environment and question the logic of Tigray forces destroying the Tekezze bridge. bbc.com/news/world-afr…
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This episode, @LaurelMillerICG of the @CrisisGroup weighs the likelihood of US-China cooperation on Afghanistan going forward. Listen here: cs.is/3k5ocQz
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