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.

Colin Powell. CRISIS GROUP
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

Upcoming Events

October 2023

Rebel Governance: Adapting to a changing Myanmar



Latest Updates

Special Coverage / Global

COP28: A Special Series

In the run-up to COP28, Crisis Group experts contribute their views on how climate change shapes the conflicts and crises they work on.

Podcast / Africa

Pourquoi cette recrudescence de coups d’État en Afrique?

Dans ce premier épisode d’Afrique 360, Enrica Picco et Rinaldo Depagne, directeur adjoint du programme Afrique à Crisis Group, débattent de la vague de coups d'État qui secoue l’Afrique depuis 2020 et du risque de contagion à d’autres pays.

Podcast / Africa

Afrique 360

Plus que jamais, l'Afrique est au centre de toutes les attentions, que ce soit en raison des rivalités géopolitiques sur le continent, de la recrudescence des coups d'État militaires, ou des conséquences du changement climatique. Une fois par mois, dans Afrique 360, Enrica Picco et ses invité·e·s analysent les événements qui font la une en Afrique, tout en avançant des solutions pour tenter de résoudre les crises.

Briefing / Africa

Avoiding a New Cycle of Conflict in Somalia’s Galmudug State

Polls likely due in 2024 could unsettle Galmudug, a building block of Somalia’s federal project, increasing frictions along clan and other lines. State and federal authorities have a shared interest in ensuring a clean vote. They should cooperate toward that end.


Podcast / Africa

Coups, Conflicts, and a New Era in Africa

This week on The Horn, Alan hosts a roundtable discussion with Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso, Paul-Simon Handy, and Crisis Group's Liesl Louw-Vaudran to discuss the state of African peace and security and the African Union’s response to conflicts and crises on the continent.

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