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September 21, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
MIKTA in the Middle: A Little-Known Multilateral Group Turns Five

In 2013, the nations of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia formally launched “MIKTA.” The latest in an alphabet soup of informal groupings that have sprung up since the end of the C…

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks during a media conference after holding the 8th foreign minister's meeting known as MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia) in Sydney, Australia.

November 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
International Crisis Group Warns on the Ivory Coast

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague recently unsealed an arrest warrant against former first lady Simone Gbagbo. In effect, she is charged with being a full accomplice in the crimes o…

A man pushes a bicycle past FRCI on patrol on a road near Sacre village, in the western Tai area near Ivory Coast's border with Liberia 17/06/2012.

May 30, 2017

International Organizations
The Group of Seven (G7)

The G7 serves as a forum for highly industrialized democracies to coordinate economic, security, and energy policy, but the new U.S. administration has stirred questions about the group’s cohesion an…

G7 leaders meet in Sicily

February 8, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Podcast: Vigilante Groups and Countering Insurgencies in Africa

Vigilante groups usually arise in weak states with deteriorating security situations in which locals feel compelled to take their security into their own hands. The state will often try to co-opt these militias, who are afforded a level of legitimacy in their communities that the military is not, at least initially, and thus have a distinct advantage in counterinsurgency operations.

Sierra-Leone-Kamajors-Vigilante-Counterinsurgency-Africa

April 20, 2018

Myanmar
The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.

A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017.

September 26, 2018

Venezuela
What the Crisis in Venezuela Reveals

How much worse do things in Venezuela have to become before the world would be prepared to act?

What the Crisis in Venezuela Reveals

December 18, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Crisis Group on the “Massacre” of Shia in Northern Nigeria

The International Crisis Group (ICG), a highly respected non-governmental organization devoted to conflict resolution and prevention, has published a quick guide to the conflict between the Shia Isla…

ICG Shia

March 23, 2018

Venezuela
Venezuela in Crisis

President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to consolidate power amid a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis have drawn widespread international condemnation.

Demonstrators rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela.

October 3, 2018

Southeast Asia
Next Steps in Addressing the Rohingya Crisis?

Last month, the State Department released a report investigating violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State in western Myanmar. Although the report concluded that the violence was “extreme, large-sca…

Hayley UN Rohingya 8.28.2018

March 30, 2009

International Organizations
The Group of 20

A profile of the Group of 20 major and emerging world economies.