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Our staff members (approximately 135) and consultants are drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including academia, civil society, diplomacy and media. Crisis Group staff are based all over the world and cover some 70 actual and potential conflicts.

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Crisis Group's Claudia Gazzini speaks with an oil engineer loyal to Ibrahim Jathran outside of Zueitina, one of the oil ports under Jathran's control and among those shut down since summer 2013, March 2014. CRISIS GROUP
Field Research
Our North East Asia Adviser Michael Kovrig talks to CNBC's Squawk Box in 2018.
Sharp Analysis
Crisis Group Board member, Mo Ibrahim, and Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, Comfort Ero, speaking at the event, The Changing Face of Conflict, 27 April 2015. CRISIS GROUP/Don Pollard
High-level Advocacy
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Crisis Group has more than twenty years of experience in working to prevent, manage and resolve deadly conflict.

Field research

Our expert analysts engage directly with all parties to a conflict as they conduct research on the ground, share multiple perspectives and propose practical policy solutions.

Sharp analysis

We publish comprehensive reports and timely commentaries to inform decision making and shape the public debate on how to limit threats to peace and security.

High-level advocacy

We work with heads of government, policymakers, media, civil society, and conflict actors themselves to sound the alarm of impending conflict and to open paths to peace.

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In Darfur, for example, International Crisis Group was ringing the alarm bell … They gave us insight. We didn’t always agree with them. It’s not their role to come into agreement with us. It’s their role to reflect ground truth

General Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Global Operations

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Latest Updates

Commentary / Global

Global Politics in the Shadow of Ukraine

The following is adapted from a March 2023 report by Crisis Group’s President and CEO Comfort Ero to the organisation’s Trustees (before Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s 20-21 March visit to Moscow). She looks at the Ukraine war and its knock-on effects – from big-power polarisation to middle-power activism and disquiet outside the West about the conflict.

Video / Africa

Somalia’s clan offensive is gaining ground against Al-Shabaab

In this video, Omar Mahmood discusses the Somali government’s recent gains in its war with the Islamist insurgency Al-Shabaab, mainly in central Somalia.

Q&A / Africa

Dix ans après le coup d’Etat, la République centrafricaine confrontée à une nouvelle crise majeure ?

En mars 2013, les rebelles de la Séléka déclenchaient une guerre civile en République centrafricaine. Une décennie plus tard, des fortes tensions internes et externes font craindre un nouveau transfert violent du pouvoir. Dans ce Q&A, l’experte de Crisis Group Enrica Picco décrypte la situation.

Briefing / Africa

Sustaining Gains in Somalia’s Offensive against Al-Shabaab

In conjunction with clan militias, the national army has dislodged the Islamist insurgency Al-Shabaab from swathes of central Somalia, marking a breakthrough in the fifteen-year war. As its campaign proceeds, Mogadishu should take steps to strengthen its hold on the territory it has retaken. 

Commentary / United States

After Iraq: How the U.S. Failed to Fully Learn the Lessons of a Disastrous Intervention

The core lesson of the 2003 Iraq war is that ruptures in autocratic settings are inherently fraught with risk. Policymakers should approach proposed interventions in such settings with caution.

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