International Crisis Group

Preventing War. Shaping Peace.

Washington, DC   |  http://www.crisisgroup.org

Mission

The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. We build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish. We engage directly with a range of conflict actors to seek and share information, and to encourage intelligent action for peace.

Ruling year info

1995

President & CEO

Dr. Comfort Ero

Main address

1629 K Street NW Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

52-5170039

NTEE code info

International Affairs, Foreign Policy, & Globalization (Q50)

International Democracy & Civil Society Development (Q35)

International Affairs, Foreign Policy, & Globalization (Q50)

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AFRICA

CENTRAL AFRICA: CRISIS GROUP’S NAIROBI-BASED TEAM MONITORS AND REPORTS ON THE FRAGILE PROCESS OF RECONCILIATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, AS WELL AS CONTINUING SECURITY CHALLENGES IN BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CHAD AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

WEST AFRICA: CRISIS GROUP’S DAKAR-BASED ANALYSTS WATCH EVENTS CLOSELY IN BURKINA FASO, COTE D’IVOIRE, MALI, AND NIGER AND MONITOR GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE. THE PROJECT ALSO COVERS NIGERIA AND EXAMINES POLITICAL ISSUES OF SUCCESSION, DEMOCRACY AND RISKS TO THE COUNTRY’S STABILITY AS A WHOLE, INCLUDING BOKO HARAM AND NIGER DELTA MILITANCY.

HORN OF AFRICA: CRISIS GROUP’S REGION-BASED ANALYSTS FOCUS ON CONFLICTS IN SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN AS WELL AS TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. ELSEWHERE THE PROJECT REPORTS ON GOVERNANCE IN UGANDA, CONFLICT RELATED DEVELOPMENTS IN KENYA, SOMALIA’S CONFLICT WITH AL-SHABAAB AND PROBLEMATIC TRANSITION, AS WELL AS MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS IN ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA.

SOUTHERN AFRICA: CRISIS GROUP REPORTS ON ZIMBABWE’S CONTINUING CRISIS, AND COVERS SOUTH AFRICA’S ROLE IN THE REGION. CRISIS GROUP ALSO MONITORS DEVELOPMENTS IN MADAGASCAR,
MOZAMBIQUE AND ANGOLA AND THE CAPACITY OF THE REGIONAL ORGANIZATION, SADC, AND ALSO ENGAGES IN HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT AND SADC.

AFRICAN UNION: CRISIS GROUP'S NAIROBI-BASED ADVISER ON AFRICAN UNION RELATIONS UNDERTAKES ADVOCACY, RESEARCH AND ENGAGEMENT WITH THE AFRICAN UNION FOCUSING ON ASPECTS OF CRISIS GROUP'S WORK, INCLUDING CONFLICTS, CONTESTED TRANSITIONS AND RELATIONS WITH THE UNION'S STRATEGIC PARTNERS IN ADDIS ABABA.

Population(s) Served
Adults

ISRAEL/PALESTINE: CRISIS GROUP ANALYSTS IN THE REGION MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE, FOCUSING ON THE STATE OF THE ’PEACE PROCESS’, POINTS OF TENSION AND DE-ESCALATION STRATEGIES.

IRAQ/SYRIA/LEBANON: CRISIS GROUP COVERS THE WAR IN SYRIA, INTERNAL DEVELOPMENTS IN LEBANON AND RELATIONS BETWEEN SYRIA AND LEBANON. IT ALSO COVERS GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY IN IRAQ, AS WELL AS THE QUESTION OF THE KURDS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA.

IRAN/GULF STATES/YEMEN: CRISIS GROUP COVERS IMPLEMENTATION OF NUCLEAR DEAL BETWEEN THE P5+1 AND IRAN, AND IRAN’S ROLE IN THE REGION. IT ALSO COVERS YEMEN, FOCUSING ON THE WAR AND EXPLORING WAYS TO BRING IT TO AN END.

NORTH AFRICA: CRISIS GROUP REPORTS ON THE TRANSITIONS IN EGYPT, LIBYA, TUNISIA, AND ALGERIA.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NORTH EAST ASIA: CRISIS GROUP EXAMINES CHINA'S APPROACH TO REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFLICTS, ITS GLOBAL INFLUENCE, INCLUDING IN AFRICA, THE NORTH KOREA DILEMMA, AS WELL AS POLICY OPTIONS FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH AND EAST CHINA SEAS.

SOUTH EAST ASIA: ANALYSTS FOCUS ON THAILAND'S SOUTHERN INSURGENCY AND DOMESTIC POLITICAL TURMOIL, THE TRANSITION IN MYANMAR, THE ROHINGYA CRISIS, AND THE PEACE PROCESS AND MILITANCY MORE BROADLY IN THE PHILIPPINES.

SOUTH ASIA: CRISIS GROUP ADDRESSES THE SECURITY AND POLITICAL TRANSITION IN AFGHANISTAN, GOVERNANCE, EXTREMISM AND SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN, THE RISKS POSED BY THE LEGACY OF SRI LANKA'S CIVIL CONFLICT, AS WELL AS MILITANCY AND THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN BANGLADESH.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CENTRAL AMERICA: CRISIS GROUP RESEARCHES THE EFFECTS OF CORRUPTION AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIME ON THE INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETIES OF GUATEMALA, HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR.

COLOMBIA/ANDES: IN COLOMBIA, CRISIS GROUP WORKS TO SUPPORT THE TRANSITION FROM WAR TO PEACE AND TO ASSESS CHALLENGES TO POST-CONFLICT IN THE COUNTRY. IN VENEZUELA, CRISIS GROUP PROVIDES RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO PREVENT A VIOLENT CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE OF A DEEP POLITICAL CRISIS.

MEXICO: CRISIS GROUP COVERS THE DRUG-RELATED VIOLENCE IN MEXICO AND ITS IMPACT ON GOVERNANCE.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CENTRAL ASIA: CRISIS GROUP COVERS CENTRAL ASIA WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON TAJIKISTAN, KAZAKHSTAN AND KYRGYZSTAN BUT ANALYZE, REGION WIDE, RISKS OF TRANSITION, PROBLEMS SURROUNDING NATIONALISM, THREATS FROM EXTREMISM AND THE ROLE THAT RUSSIA PLAYS IN THE REGION.

SOUTH CAUCASUS: CRISIS GROUP ANALYSED ASPECTS OF CONFLICTS IN GEORGIA’S BREAKAWAY REGIONS OF SOUTH OSSETIA AND ABKHAZIA, AS WELL AS WARNED AGAINST THE RISKS OF THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT.

UKRAINE: CRISIS GROUP COVERS THE UKRAINE CONFLICT, WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON UKRAINE’S STABILITY, THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE’S EAST, THE SITUATION ALONG THE LINE OF SEPARATION, INCLUDING ITS HUMANITARIAN FALL OUT, AND THE NON-GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED TERRITORIES.

RUSSIA/NORTH CAUCASUS: CRISIS GROUP FOCUSED MAINLY ON ISSUES OF EXTREMISM IN RUSSIA’S NORTH CAUCASUS REGION AND THE EXPORT OF NORTH CAUCASUS JIHADISM TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

Population(s) Served
Adults

UNITED STATES

Population(s) Served
Adults

CRISIS GROUPS ADVOCACY ENGAGES THE ENTIRE ORGANISATION, REFLECTING OUR CUMULATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW BEST TO TAILOR AND TARGET OUR MESSAGES TO THE UNIQUE POLICY CONTEXT OF VARIOUS LOCAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACTORS. WHILE CRISIS GROUPS ADVOCACY EFFORTS ARE CUSTOMISED TO ADDRESS EACH PARTICULAR CONFLICT SCENARIO, THEY CONSISTENTLY INFLUENCE AN ARRAY OF ACTORS/DECISION-MAKERS IN THE COUNTRY IN QUESTION, THOSE TO WHOM THEY LISTEN, AND THE SPECTRUM OF INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS OR STAKEHOLDERS.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.

Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. We build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish. We engage directly with a range of conflict actors to seek and share information, and to encourage intelligent action for peace.

Our work is urgently needed as the world is confronted with both new and chronic existing conflicts, each of which as devastating humanitarian, social and economic costs. Efforts to resolve conflicts are complicated by the profound shift in geopolitics, as well as the increasing prominence of non-state actors ranging from religious militants to criminal gangs.

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International Crisis Group

Board of directors
as of 3/9/2022
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Board co-chair

Susana Malcorra


Board co-chair

Frank Giustra

Frank Giustra

Mark Malloch-Brown

Robert Malley

Hushang Ansary

Maria Livanos Cattaui

Sigmar Gabriel

Naz Modirzadeh

Ayo Obe

Alexander Soros

Thomas Pickering

Vice Chairman of Hills & Company

Christopher Patten

Chancellor of Oxford University

Christopher Patten

Chancellor of Oxford University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.