Field research and engagement are at the heart of Crisis Group’s global monitoring of actual and potential conflicts, and inform our detailed policy advice.
Our influence stems from rigorous, fact-based reporting produced by experienced analysts in the field. Among our 110 staff are citizens of 38 countries speaking 40 languages.
Our independence and even-handed approach earn us access that others cannot get. We engage with all parties, speak to local, regional and international actors, and forge a common language for resolving disputes.
Our analysts are based in or near conflict zones and vulnerable countries, where they cultivate strong networks of contacts over years of sustained work. They are uniquely placed to find out what is happening and why.
Crisis Group’s effectiveness depends on its high standards of reporting, precise analysis and strong arguments. In 2016:
Crisis Group achieves positive policy change primarily through direct, personal advocacy thanks to its extraordinary access to political leaders and decision-makers.
We are influential in Western power centres including Brussels, New York, Washington and London – and we are actively shaping the debate in global capitals such as Istanbul, Beijing, New Delhi and Nairobi. Our staff conduct more than 3,000 policy meetings per year around the world.
In 2015, our President Jean-Marie Guéhenno traveled to 32 countries and met bilaterally with 73 heads of government, ministers and state secretaries.
We partner with governments, think-tanks and other organisations for events on hot wars and forgotten conflicts – including with Chatham House (London), Foreign Affairs magazine (New York), European Peace-Building Liaison Office (Brussels), TEPAV (Ankara), and UN agencies worldwide.