2021 saw Russia massing troops on Ukraine’s border, the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan and Ethiopia’s civil war intensifying, but what does the past year tell us about the state of international peace and security? How do rising tensions among major powers impact multilateral efforts to make peace? What change has new U.S. president Joe Biden brought? What about the impact of the pandemic, particularly as new variants emerge, and the worsening climate crisis?
Richard Atwood, International Crisis Group’s Executive Vice President and Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Chatham House’s Director, US and the Americas Programme, will discuss today and tomorrow’s most dangerous wars and crises and take a look at what people should expect in the year ahead.