Deteriorating situation in Kyrgyzstan, conflict risk alert in Kenya and Pakistan, conflict resolution opportunity for DR Congo

According to Crisis Watch report Nr.53 from 2 January 2008, Kyrgyzstan is listed among the countries where the situation has sharply deteriorated following the widely criticized 16 December elections. Other countries on this list are Algeria, Basque County (Spain), Chad, Kenya, Lebanon, and Pakistan.

Nepal, on the other hand, is listed as a country, where the situation has improved.

Unchanged remain: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chechnya (Russia), Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India (non-Kashmir), Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Occupied Territories, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar/Burma, Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan), Niger, Nigeria, North Caucasus (non-Chechnya), Northern Ireland (UK), North Korea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland (Somalia), Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Western Sahara, and Zimbabwe.

The outlook for January 2008 indicates Kenya and Pakistan as conflict risk alert areas while pointing to a conflict resolution opportunity for DR Congo.

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