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Reconciling Iraq's Hard Realities

In a Berlin speech to German and Dutch officers, diplomats and civilians, Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann argues that any attempt to help Iraqis piece their country back together again needs to take into account local realities, the grander geopolitical picture, and especially regional powers Turkey and Iran.

Speech / Europe & Central Asia

Turkey and a Region in Crisis

The journey from the best to the worst of days in recent Turkish geopolitics was partly determined by a deteriorating diplomatic context. Our Director of Communications & Outreach Hugh Pope looks back on two decades of change in a keynote speech for the Dutch Peace Research Foundation’s annual prizes for best new MA theses on peace.

Water Wars? Lessons from the Middle East & North Africa

In a keynote speech for the World Water Week in Stockholm on 28 August 2016, our MENA Program Director Joost Hiltermann assesses the role of water in Middle East conflicts – even, potentially, when used in the cultivation of Yemen’s beloved stimulant, qat.

Speech / Africa

The Political and Security Crisis in Burundi

Thierry Vircoulon, Crisis Group's Senior Central Africa Consultant, gave his testimony to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, during a hearing on the Political and Security Crisis in Burundi.

Wanted: Foreign Fighters -The Escalating Threat of ISIL in Central Asia

Jennifer Leonard, Crisis Group's Deputy Director in Washington DC, gave her testimony to the Helsinki Commission at the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, during the hearing Wanted: Foreign Fighters - The Escalating threat of Islamic State in Central Asia on 11 June 2015.

Speech / Global

Violent Extremism and Crisis Management

Speech by Richard Atwood, International Crisis Group’s Director of Multilateral Affairs & Head of New York Office, to the UN’s Group of Friends on Counter-Terrorism Meeting.

Speech / Global

Today's Global Security Challenges

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President & CEO, addressed the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Conference at the Maison de la paix in Geneva, on Friday 29 May 2015, to discuss some of the most pressing issues in international affairs and to celebrate 20 years of work by the GCSP.

The Day After Tomorrow: preparing for peace in Colombia

Speech to the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Speech / Global

The Role of Education in the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes

Opening statement by Jon Greenwald, Vice-President of Publications of the International Crisis Group, to the roundtable sponsored by the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, in cooperation with the Central European University, 19 November 2014, Budapest.

The situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Levant

In this testimony to the Defence Committee of the UK Parliament, Joost Hiltermann, Chief Operating Officer, explains the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS).