Delaney Simon

Delaney Simon

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program

Crisis Group Role

As Senior Analyst for the U.S. Program, Delaney Simon researches and writes about U.S. foreign policy in conflict zones and non-military tools for crisis prevention. She joined Crisis Group in October 2021.

Professional Background

Before joining Crisis Group, Delaney worked for the United Nations in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Yemen. Working on the ground in those countries from 2015 to 2021, she advised senior United Nations officials on political stability, conflict mitigation and humanitarian planning. She has also worked as Special Assistant to Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and as a researcher on conflict policy in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and elsewhere for the United Nations and other organisations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict mitigation
  • Humanitarian emergencies
  • International organisations 
  • Multilateral cooperation