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About CrisisWatch

CrisisWatch, our monthly global conflict tracker, is an early warning bulletin designed for busy readers in the policy community, media, business, civil society and the interested general public. It provides a succinct, regular update on the state of play in all the most significant conflicts and crises around the world, and alerts them to upcoming risks and potential opportunities for conflict resolution.

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Published at the beginning of each calendar month, CrisisWatch:

  • Provides short, individual monthly updates on political and security developments in some 70 conflicts, crises and vulnerable countries;
  • Assesses in each case whether the overall situation has, over the previous month, significantly deteriorated or improved, or on balance remained more or less unchanged;
  • Alerts readers to a particular risk of new or major escalation in a conflict or crisis, or a particular resolution opportunity, in the coming month;
  • Distils each month’s changes and alerts into a one-page Global Overview that gives readers up-to-the-minute analysis and policy prescriptions to support early conflict prevention and resolution efforts.
CrisisWatch is easy to use, whether you're on desktop, tablet, or mobile. Choose to browse the latest updates in our interactive map, or search the database to find exactly what you're looking for. CRISIS GROUP

CrisisWatch is produced by the Research team in Brussels, drawing on input from our field analysts and open sources. It regularly reports on some 70 conflicts, crises and vulnerable countries, and monitors more than 30 additional situations. Country updates are only included if warranted by political and security developments during that month.

CrisisWatch has become one of Crisis Group’s most popular products since it was launched in September 2003. Its interactive map, redesigned for the 2016 launch of our new website, helps readers navigate to trouble spots around the globe, and its searchable database offers access to a unique source of information on the world’s major conflicts and crises since 2003.

For further information on CrisisWatch, please contact

CrisisWatch Intro (How to Use Crisis Group's Conflict Tracker)

Learn how to go navigate the page and its interactive map, how to prepare your own personal briefing, and how to subscribe to the monthly newsletter. CRISISGROUP

CrisisWatch Team

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender

Amelia Branczik

Research Manager

Ned Dalby

Senior Research Analyst

Julie David de Lossy

Publications Officer