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Detailed Crisis Group reports showcase our best take on how to solve a deadly conflict or geopolitical crisis, but they represent only part of our method. Our credibility and impact is rooted in field research that is an interactive process. Our analysts travel to war zones and remote crisis regions where they meet a uniquely wide spectrum of people, from top officials to the media, and from civil society activists to front line commanders. Our colleagues are not just asking questions, they are sharing information, testing ideas, and advocating recommendations that can prevent the outbreak of war or advance the cause of peace. “Our Journeys” are first-person narratives that give behind the scenes access to this essential part of our work.

Hannah Armstrong meeting with Butali, former rebel turned civil society leader. Agadez, 25 February 2019. CRISISGROUP/Julie David de Lossy

Our Journeys

Our Journeys / Asia

Philippines: Bangsamoro’s Village Elections Point to a Long Path to Peace

Village elections in the southern Philippines tend to be hard-fought and violent. Crisis Group expert Georgi Engelbrecht travelled there to understand what the most recent showdowns mean for regional polls scheduled for 2025 and for the peace process in an area historically racked by conflict. 

Our Journeys / Middle East & North Africa

Surviving the War in Gaza

As the conflict in Gaza enters its fourth month, Crisis Group’s Gaza-based researcher Azmi Keshawi, working with colleague Claudia Gazzini, tells the story of his family’s daily struggle to survive this devastating war.

Also available in العربية
Our Journeys / Middle East & North Africa

When the Dams in Libya Burst: A Natural or Preventable Disaster?

In the aftermath of massive flooding that killed some 20,000 people, Crisis Group expert Claudia Gazzini travelled to Libya to look into what caused the disaster and who might bear responsibility.

Also available in العربية
Our Journeys / Middle East & North Africa

Against Seeming Odds, Assistance Comes to Derna

In the aftermath of a burst dam and massive flooding, Crisis Group expert Claudia Gazzini travelled to Derna in eastern Libya to cover the relief effort and assess the two rival governments’ response.

Also available in العربية
Our Journeys / Africa

A “Deal with the Devil” in the Heart of the Great Lakes

Cyclic violence has raged in the eastern DRC for almost 30 years. Crisis Group experts Onesphore Sematumba and Nicolas Delaunay visited Beni, in North Kivu, shortly after Uganda launched a military operation against the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist insurgency based in the region.

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