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News Analysis
Bishkek/Brussels/Washington - Suggestions by Kyrgyzstan's Provisional Government yesterday that the situations in Osh and Jalalabad are stabilising, that foreign intervention is thus not needed, and that a referendum scheduled for 27 June can go ahead, are dangerously premature. (Full Story)
Brussels/Washington/Jerusalem - The International Crisis Group condemns Israel’s assault on a flotilla of humanitarian aid bound for Gaza, which resulted in a tragic loss of life. (Full Story)
Pristina/Brussels - Kosovo must bolster its failing justice system and establish rule of law throughout the country if it is to achieve prosperity and greater international recognition. (Full Story)
Nairobi/Brussels - Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) must engage dissidents among the country’s insurgent groups in order to strengthen its authority and combat al-Qaeda inspired extremists. (Full Story)
Brussels - Newly revealed evidence of war crimes in Sri Lanka last year makes an international inquiry essential. (Full Story)
Bangkok/Brussels - The Thai political system has broken down and seems incapable of pulling the country back from the brink of widespread conflict. The stand-off in the streets of Bangkok between the government and Red Shirt protesters is worsening and could deteriorate into an undeclared civil war. The country's polarisation demands immediate action in the form of assistance from neutral figures from outside. It is time for Thailand to consider help from international friends to avoid a slide into wider violence. Even the most advanced democracies have accepted this. (Full Story)
Tipping Point? Palestinians and the Search for a New Strategy, the latest International Crisis Group background report, discusses why Palestinians, who are most in need of a resolution, balk at resuming negotiations; why, although President Obama appears willing to be engaged and confront Israel, Palestinians have denied him the chance to advance talks; and why, seventeen years after Oslo, the best that can be done is get the parties to talk indirectly. (Full Story)
Istanbul/Brussels - Turkey’s sometimes controversial new Middle East activism is an asset to the EU and U.S., and attractive in the region, but only if Ankara pursues its long-standing integration with the West. (Full Story)
Amidst a score of news reports on the raging fight against piracy off the coast of the Horn of Africa comes an interesting signal from the regional government of Puntland in Somalia: The regional security minister of the Somali semi-autonomous government, General Yusuf Ahmed Kheyr, said in a press conference on Saturday that his administration has lost patience with the pirates and vows to increase anti-piracy operations in the unpatrolled waters of the troubled region. (Full Story)
Port-au-Prince/Bogotá/Brussels - As a critical strategy conference convenes today at the UN, a Haitian-owned and led process, based on broad consensus among Haitians and with resolute international support, is needed to build the country back better after the devastating earthquake. (Full Story)
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