International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group (also known as simply the ICG) is an international research and lobby organisation. The organization was founded in 1995 and has its international headquarters in Brussels, with 'advocacy offices' in Washington DC, where it has been based as a legal entity, New York, London and Moscow. It has had field offices in 30 locations.
In the early stages, funding was mainly from co-founder George Soros.
Its claimed purpose is "preventing and resolving deadly conflict." Critics have accused it of supporting "regime changes" and negative involvement in events such as "color revolutions" and the "Arab Spring".