CIC director Sarah Cliffe was interviewed by Devex in an article about the growing popular demand for international cooperation.
“The dark picture is that we rarely see multilateral institutions being so contested," said Cliffe, but "we see 90 to 95% of people in polls saying more international cooperation is needed. In most regions people are not very satisfied with the international cooperation they are getting, but the demand is very clearly there."
This Anadolu Agency article mentions the Kivu Security Tracker, a joint project of the Congo Research Group and Human Rights Watch.
"At least 10 civilians have been killed by a Ugandan rebel group in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a conflict monitor group announced Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday night in the town of Mbau, territory of Beni, North-Kivu province, according to the Kivu security tracker," the article notes.
TRT World interviewed Hanny Megally, CIC senior fellow and member of the UN Syria Commission of Inquiry, about a new report on continued violence by armed actors after the ceasefire in March.
"It's really not safe for the Syrian civilian population anywhere in the country," Megally told TRT. "In the government-controlled areas, we're seeing detentions, disappearances, deaths in custody, torture."
CIC director Sarah Cliffe was interviewed on the China Global Television Network about the UN General Assembly and challenges to global cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"What we really need to see is more unity of action at this UNGA from countries large and small, on three key issues: access to vaccines and on the socioeconomic recovery—which are surely the most urgent priorities for the world now—and third, on climate change," Cliffe said.
Radio France International has an article covering the Congo Research Group's "Ebola in the DRC: The Perverse Effects of a Parallel Health System" report.
"The [CRG] notes that actors, including the State, never believed that the Congolese health system was able to cope or even did not deserve the investments necessary to ensure the response. This is what reinforced the distrust of the population," the article says.
For War on the Rocks, CIC associate director Barnett Rubin breaks down the history of Iran's relations with Afghanistan and the Taliban.
"Though Iran’s policy toward Afghanistan may lack a foolish consistency, it has placed Iran in what may be its best attainable position in Afghanistan: No one trusts it, but no one wants to antagonize it either," writes Rubin.