Our core identity lies in field-based knowledge production, and the conviction that the application of academic research standards is the best way of gaining purchase on the causes and effects of political crises—past and present. In leveraging the methods of the social sciences, our diverse and highly specialized teams have generated novel and data-rich insights into some of the world’s thorniest issues, and proven uniquely capable in unwinding how local, regional, and transnational dynamics collectively animate a particular crisis.

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