Elizabeth Dickinson

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Campaign banners crowd the street corners ahead of 27 October local elections, in Monteria, Cordoba. CRISISGROUP/Zaida Marquez

El 27 de octubre Colombia celebrará sus primeras elecciones regionales desde la firma del acuerdo de paz de 2016 entre el gobierno y los rebeldes de las FARC. En estas preguntas y respuestas, la experta de Crisis Group, Elizabeth Dickinson, explica qué está en juego políticamente y por qué la campaña electoral ha estado acompañada de tanta violencia.

¿Qué nos dicen estas elecciones sobre cambios en la política colombiana?

La antesala a las elecciones regionales de este año, que ha estado marcada por un aumento en la violencia, permite dar una mirada a la evolución de la política colombiana tres años después del histórico acuerdo de 2016 entre el gobierno y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC).…  Seguir leyendo »

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia on 14 September, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

For much of 2019, Crisis Group has warned that a trigger event could spark direct military confrontation between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, on one side, and Iran on the other, precipitating a regional conflagration. The combination of the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, Iranian pushback, the spiralling civil war in Yemen and the paucity of de-escalation channels available to the rival actors has primed the region for such an outcome, even if neither side wants it. Now more than ever, cooler heads are needed to lower the temperature, break the escalatory cycle and chart a diplomatic off-ramp.

The exact nature and provenance of the attacks remains disputed.…  Seguir leyendo »

When International Crisis Group recently asked officials and analysts from Saudi Arabia and Iran to list their key interests in Iraq, we discovered that Riyadh and Tehran may agree on more than either side realized.

As Iraq’s newly-elected parliament negotiates to form a government, Saudi Arabia and Iran should take that list as a starting point to support Baghdad — and advance their interests too.

The United States, which has invested 15 years, hundreds of billions of dollars and nearly 5,000 soldiers’ lives in the name of Iraqi stability, has a vital interest in encouraging this détente so that Iraq does not become a battleground for foreign interests yet again.…  Seguir leyendo »