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

Commentary / Asia

Rethinking Talks with the Taliban

Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban have failed to make their regime more politically inclusive or respectful of women’s rights. The diplomatic agenda should be more focused, with issues like security cooperation and economic stability insulated from a main track regarding international recognition of the Taliban.

Statement / Middle East & North Africa

The Israel-Iran Crisis: A Chance to Step Back from the Brink

Israel and its allies fended off almost all the armed drones and missiles fired by Iran on 13 April. This outcome affords both sides a face-saving way out of what could otherwise be a ruinous broader confrontation. 

Also available in Arabic
Video / Africa

Managing the jihadist take over of Park W | Gérer la prise de contrôle par les jihadistes du Park W

In this video, Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim discusses the situation in West Africa's Park W, how we got here, and what can be done.

Op-Ed / Middle East & North Africa

The Middle East Could Still Explode

Iran and Israel May Not Be Finished.

Podcast / Africa

New U.S. Envoy on Ending Sudan’s War

In this episode of The Horn, Alan Boswell talks with Tom Perriello, U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, about obstacles to peace in Sudan and U.S. efforts to mediate an end to the conflict after a year of fighting. 

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