When 19 year old Doaa and her boyfriend Bassam, Syrian refugees trapped in a grinding existence in Egypt, handed over all of Bassam’s life savings to refugee smugglers for a journey on a rusting fishing boat, little could they have imagined the ho
The International Crisis Group employs analysts around the world to gather first-hand information from the field in order to prevent and resolve violent disputes.
“Fake: Plague Epidemic amongst Ukrainian Soldiers”; “Fake: Ukraine’s Falling Credit Rating”; “Fake: Kyiv Homeless to be Run out of Town for Eurovision”: for some people, fake news is old news.
When the success of Trump and Brexit took the experts by surprise, did it a) destroy the credibility of polls; b) prove journalists’ unreliability in reporting the findings of polls; or c) all of the above?
We are living in politically turbulent times. The liberal international order as we have known it for the past 70 years is wavering. The US is headed by a president who seems to be flouting convention on almost every level.
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As government communicators, our mission is to honestly and effectively communicate policies and publicise opportunities to improve the lives of citizens.
As the Brexit shows, messages from the financial sector can be too easily ignored by disillusioned audiences.
With the result of the UK European Union membership referendum to be announced at the end of June, some opinion polls are showing a lead for the Brexit campaign.