Crisis Index

The Philippine War on Drugs

“Allegations of drug-trafficking offenses should be judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets.” Agnes CallamardHuman Rights Activist Overview The Philippine War on Drugs refers to the violence inflicted upon suspected drug affiliates by President Roberto Duterte’s administration who believe in eradication over rehabilitation. Since his inauguration […]

Kurdish Fight for Independence

“This problem is not one that can be solved purely by security measures. It requires all political parties, NGOs and all sections of society to act responsibly together in harmony.” Cemil CicekSpeaker of the Parliament of Turkey Overview The Kurds are a group of stateless people, united by race, living […]

Crisis in Venezuela

“Venezuela’s government must work toward achieving a true culture of democracy for our region. There’s no room for persecution based on ideological reasons or for thinking differently.” Mauricio MacriPresident of Argentina “The infrastructure, institutions and social fabric of Venezuela are deteriorating, and people realize the Chavez government has been the […]

War in Afghanistan

“In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflict stop children to go to their schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering.” Malala YousafzaiActivist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Overview Although Afghanistan has been in a state of conflict […]

Saudi Arabia-Iran Proxy War

“Muslims should be awake, Muslims should be alert that if a dispute takes place among Sunni and Shi’ite brothers, it is harmful to all of us, it is harmful to all Muslims. Those who want to sow discord are neither Sunni nor Shi’ite” Imam Khomeini Overview Saudi Arabia and Iran […]

The Arab Spring

“The Arab spring confirmed that peaceful change is possible and so reinforced the vision of political Islam. The impact of this went beyond the Brotherhood to include the Salafist tendency in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya that had questioned the democratic path.” Wadar Khanfar Overview The Arab Spring refers to […]

The Sinai Islamist Insurgency

“If Egypt is unstable, then the entire region is unstable.” Abdel Fattah al-SisiEgyptian President Overview A rather tranquil and sparsely populated area for much of the 90s, the Sinai Peninsula has in recent times become a hotbed for insurgent activities since the 2011 ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The […]