Establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan remains an immediate challenge for the international community. The Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project (APRP) utilizes subject-matter expertise and extensive networks to support efforts to achieve greater stability in Afghanistan and the region. Through a blend of structured dialogues, applied research, and strategic outreach, APRP works on many of the most pressing problems facing Afghanistan and the surrounding region—from reconciliation to security to regional cooperation.
Congo Research Group (CRG) is an independent, non-profit research project dedicated to understanding the violence that affects millions of Congolese. It carries out rigorous research on different aspects of the conflict. Its first report, for example, investigated who is behind a series of massacres in the Beni region, while others reports look at links between elections and conflict, and at armed groups in the Kivus region. All of its research is informed by deep historical and social knowledge of the problem at hand, and it often invests months of field research, speaking with hundreds of people to produce a report. Based at CIC, the CRG publishes in English and French.
Visit the CRG website for access to reports and more info.
The Managing Global Order program (MGO) - joint with the Brookings Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University - maps the changing global order; identifies key gaps in the provision of global order functions and multilateral governance arrangements; and facilitates policy dialogue between the established and emerging powers to fill those gaps. MGO produces independent research and policy recommendations for U.S. and international policy makers, and convenes high-level, informal sessions between the United States and the emerging powers.
The Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a group of member states, international organizations, global partnerships, and other partners. The group is convened by the governments of Brazil, Switzerland, and Sierra Leone, and supported by the Center on International Cooperation.
Building on two decades of CIC work to improve international responses to preventing conflict and building peace, the Prevention and Peacebuilding program provides innovative, policy-relevant, and real-time evidence and arguments for advancing the chances for sustainable peace. The program focuses on three critical areas of work.