How We Work

Independent. Impartial. Inclusive.

Our staff members (approximately 150) 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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Our Methodology

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.

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

Latest Updates

Podcast / Asia

Pakistan’s Political Standoff and Surging Militant Violence

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Crisis Group’s South Asia director Samina Ahmed about the fallout from Pakistan's February elections, former Prime Minister Imran Khan's enduring popularity, a wave of violence in Pakistan’s border regions and Islamabad’s frustration with the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan.

Podcast / Africa

Kenya and the Future of Protests

In this episode of The Horn, Alan is joined by writer and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola to talk about the recent wave of nationwide protests in Kenya, their causes and their implications for the country and the region.

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

Finland’s President Alexander Stubb on NATO, Europe’s Security and its Relations with the Rest of the World

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard speaks with Finnish President Alexander Stubb about next week’s NATO summit, European security, the Ukraine war and Europe’s relations with the rest of the world.

Q&A / Africa

What is Behind Kenya’s Protest Movement?

Kenyan police have killed dozens of protesters since demonstrations against proposed new taxes began on 18 June. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Meron Elias explains the roots of the discontent and calls for meaningful dialogue with young people demanding accountability from the country’s leaders. 

Podcast / United States

U.S.-India Relations in a World Between Orders

In this episode of Ripple Effect, Michael and Steve talk with Crisis Group trustee and former Indian National Security Adviser and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon about India’s views on the U.S. election and how New Dehli navigates a rapidly changing world order.

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