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The International Crisis Group is now generally recognised as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Their work has been applauded by, among others, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (‘a global voice of conscience, and a genuine force for peace’);

former U.S. President Bill Clinton (‘in the most troubled corners of the world, the eyes, the ears and the conscience of the global community’); successive U.S. Secretaries of State (Condoleezza Rice: ‘a widely respected and influential organisation’, Colin Powell: ‘a mirror for the conscience of the world’ and Madeleine Albright: ‘a full-service conflict prevention organisation’); the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso (‘a highly influential and inspiring voice in the field of conflict prevention’); Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos (‘an indispensible source of information for governments and a wide range of institutions actively working towards peace and conflict resolution’); and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke (‘a brilliant idea ... beautifully implemented’ with reports like CrisisWatch ‘better than anything I saw in government’). Crisis Group has regularly received similar endorsement from influential media, such as Quentin Peel of the Financial Times (‘an essential dose of detailed analysis and hard-nosed realism’) and The Economist (‘invaluable’ reports).