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Volume: 8 Number: 9

Title: International Crisis Group

Source/Sponsoring Agency: International Crisis Group


Date Checked: 4/30/2007      Status: Updated

Date Annotated: 1/28/2003

Topics: AIDS/HIV; Dispute Resolution; Politics; Aerospace Law;

Other keywords: Elections; Peace studies

Contents: The International Crisis Group (ICG) describes itself as "an independent, non-profit, multinational organization working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict." It studies and issues reports on a number of the world's trouble spots, including the Congo, the Balkans, and Middle East, and provides briefing papers to foreign ministries, international organizations, and works with the media. The "Program" sections focus on Africa, Asia (Central Asia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Burma), and Colombia; an "Issues" division studies the European Union's crisis response capability and role in conflict management with respect to terrorism; HIV/AIDS as a security threat to nations; and terrorism. Among the subjects examined more closely in the reports are the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, termed "Africa's first continental-scale war," Turkmenistan's crisis of leadership, and strife in Yemen, Colombia, and the Sudan. The concise overviews survey the players in each region, the state of peace negotiation, and issues in finding stability in longtime strife-ridden areas. For each region/country included, a publication link produces links to a selection of reports, comments from the world press, and news from world media, going back to about 1998. The website is searchable and available in several languages, among them Indonesian, Arabic, and Russian, and the user may sign up to receive e-mail updates on events in these regions. While rather broad in scope, this website is useful as a source of background information on many conflicts, especially for areas often neglected or forgotten by mainstream U.S. media.

Author of Annotation: A. Carson

Last Modified: 6/20/2012