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Welcome to the December issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.
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Colombia's recent referendum result has revived long-held debates about peace processes. What makes them successful? How can trust be established after years (or even decades) of conflict? The police inevitably have a major role to play given their everyday interactions with the people as well as their mandate to maintain the peace.
As part of our Justice and Peace blog series, Gary White MBE, former Assistant Chief Constable of PSNI, and Graham Mathias look at the Northern Ireland peace process to examine the connection between good policing, peace and justice. They highlight the importance of accountability structures and processes at all levels to enable and support a police culture that contributes to broader peace and justice.
We recently supported a group of young filmmakers in Liverpool to interview local Yemen diaspora in order to shed light on the largely forgotten war taking place there. The interviewees spoke of their experiences, thoughts and hopes for their country. The result is an impressive film that puts a human face on the devastating conflict.
This case study reflects on the filming process and how the film was received by the community.
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has raised many uncertainties, especially around the future direction of US foreign policy. Contradictory comments and recent cabinet appointments have done little to clarify the next administration's positions. Saferworld will continue to advocate for long-term and inclusive approaches to preventing conflict rather than the shortsighted and overly militaristic strategies that have been the hallmark of previous administrations.
In their latest blog, David Alpher and Ursala Knudsen-Latta urge the incoming administration to look beyond simplistic solutions to complex foreign policy issues, and to ensure that US actions do not end up reinforcing or worsening the underlying structural drivers of conflict.