International Crisis Group is a transnational non-profit, non-governmental organisation that carries out field research on violent conflict and advances policies to prevent, mitigate or resolve conflict.
Comment: The Syrian regime's campaign to retake Idlib threatens devastating levels of death and displacement. Syria and Russia must conclude an immediate ceasefire with rebel forces, writes International Crisis Group.
Comment: Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen says the emergency measures may be too little, too late. Most protesters are demanding the government's resignation if not the political system's complete overhaul.