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Global Events: Conflicts, security, peace, governance

1. The Armed Conflict Survey 2019 Launch Chaired ByKori Schake SpeakerDr Francesca Grandi SpeakerVirginia Comolli The Armed Conflict Survey is the comprehensive reference on active conflicts worldwide, providing evidence-based analysis of key political, military and humanitarian developments and their impact. This year’s edition includes 33 conflict reports across six regions in 2018 and four

Asia’s rocketing ambition

Nathan Gardels In his 2011 book, “Civilization: The West and the Rest,” historian Niall Ferguson credits a series of “killer apps” for enabling the West to take off in the 15th century and remain dominant for the next 500 years while the rest of the world stalled. The two leading

Video: Experts discuss an era of new geopolitics

By Ryan Hass, Bruce Jones, Robert Kagan, Suzanne Maloney, Jung H. Pak, Alina Polyakova, and Thomas Wrig  As part of a new Brookings Foreign Policy project, experts discuss the major dynamics at play in an era of new geopolitics. From China and North Asia, to South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East, to Russia and Europe,

Watch List 2018: Wars, Conflicts, Terrorism

Editor's note: Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries,

Bleak’s assessment of toll of destroying N/Korea nukes

A ground invasion of North Korea is the only way to locate and destroy, with complete certainty, all components of leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a Pentagon official. “It is the most bleak assessment,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday. Two House Democrats,

Making Sense Of The South China Sea Dispute

The intensifying proxy war being waged in the South China Sea can be boiled down to one number: five. That’s how many trillions of dollars of global trade flow annually through waters deep with oil, natural gas, hydrocarbon and fish stocks. Whoever controls these shipping lanes rules this “Asian Century.” Toss national

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