How We Work

Independent. Impartial. Inclusive.

Our staff members (approximately 135) 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.

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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 a...

General Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Global Operations

Global Operations

Upcoming Events

5
Events
December 2022

The humanitarian response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - perspectives from the EU and member states

Brussels (location will be shared once your registration is confirmed)

Latest Updates

Podcast / Europe & Central Asia

Making Sense of Russia’s Changing Role in Africa

This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Elissa Jobson speak with Pauline Bax, Crisis Group’s deputy Africa program director, about Russia’s influence in Africa, its significance and how it could affect peacemaking efforts on the continent.

Event Recording / Global

The Impact of the Midterms on U.S. Foreign Policy (Online event, 28 November 2022)

How will the new U.S. Congress affect U.S. foreign policy?
In our panel of Crisis Group experts they analyse the results and give a 360-view of how the election could impact U.S. strategy towards the war in Ukraine, China, and Latin America. Michael Hanna, Program Director for the U.S. moderates the panel with Ivan Briscoe, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Amanda Hsiao, Senior Analyst for China and Olga Oliker, Program Director for Europe and Central Asia.

Special Briefing / Global

Seven Priorities for Preserving the OSCE in a Time of War

Russia’s war in Ukraine has roiled the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Yet, disruptions notwithstanding, it remains a valuable forum for dialogue between Moscow and the West. Participating states should help it keep playing its important roles, including managing conflict risks.

Op-Ed / Europe & Central Asia

Russia wants to break Ukraine with the cold and dark. It hasn’t succeeded – so far

Relentless attacks are cutting off power, heat and water. Civilians will need the west’s help to survive the winter

Football and Politics in the Gulf

This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood speaks with Crisis Group’s Middle East experts Joost Hiltermann and Dina Esfandiary about the World Cup in Qatar, regional politics and friction between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

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