The International Crisis Group (ICG) today issues the second edition of CrisisWatch, a 12-page monthly bulletin designed to provide busy readers in the policy community, media, business and interested general public with a succinct regular update on the state of play in all the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world. Each month, CrisisWatch will briefly summarise developments during the previous month in some 70 situations of current or potential conflict, listed alphabetically by region, providing references and links to more detailed information sources; assess whether the overall situation in each case has, during the previous month, significantly deteriorated, significantly improved, or on balance remained more or less unchanged; alert readers to situations where, in the coming month, there is a particular risk of new or significantly escalated conflict, or a particular conflict resolution opportunity (noting that in some instances there may in fact be both); and summarise ICG reports and briefing papers that have been published in the last month. CrisisWatch is compiled by ICG抯 Brussels Research Unit, drawing on multiple sources, including the resources of our more than 90 staff members across five continents, who already report on some 40 of the situations listed here.
TRENDS AND WATCHLIST SUMMARY
SEPTEMBER 2003 TRENDS
Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burundi, C魌e d扞voire, Kashmir, Iran, Israel/Occupied Territories, Maldives, Nepal, Zimbabwe.
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Solomon Islands, Sudan.
Algeria, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, China (internal), Colombia, Comoros Islands, Corsica, Cyprus, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India (non-Kashmir), Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nagorno-Karabakh, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia (Chechnya), Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Spain (Basque region), Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan Strait, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan , Venezuela, Western Sahara, Yemen.
OCTOBER 2003 WATCHLIST
Conflict Risk Alert
C魌e d扞voire, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Nepal, North Korea.
Conflict Resolution Opportunity