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Welcome to our blog site! This area of the site brings you a range of views from within and outside Saferworld on all aspects of peace and security. If you are interested in submitting a piece for publication, contact our communications team. We welcome your comments on individual blog posts. You can view the latest posts below, or view them by category or author using the links on the right.

 

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A closer look at Secretary Rex Tillerson and his foreign policy perspective

Ursala Knudsen-Latta examines recent statements from US Secretary Rex Tillerson for insight into his foreign policy perspective

Ursala Knudsen-Latta | Constructive alternatives to counter-terror & stabilisation, International conflict prevention advocacy | 13 February 2017

‘Strength through peace – not peace through strength’: a reaction to Trump’s America First foreign policy

David Alpher looks at the new US administration's foreign policy and outlines how President Trump could more effectively promote peace and security abroad

David Alpher | Constructive alternatives to counter-terror & stabilisation, Global conflict prevention mechanisms | 7 February 2017

‘Privilege violence’: why polarised democracies yield violence

Where wealth and power is concentrated, security institutions may be instrumentalised to protect the economic and political elite at the expense of wider security and rule of law. Dr Rachel Kleinfeld calls this type of violence Privilege Violence, because it stems not from a state that is weak – but from a power structure that enables violence against some citizens as the price for maintaining extreme privilege.

Dr Rachel Kleinfeld | BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace | 30 January 2017

Myanmar's plural justice system

There is no single justice provider with recognised authority to enforce the law throughout Myanmar. This blog looks at some of the different justice chains people follow to redress grievances, why, and what that means for wider peace and statebuilding dynamics.

Will Bennett | Security and justice sector development, BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace | 19 December 2016

Court action to implement the Arms Trade Treaty

Originally published on the Forum on the Arms Trade's Looking Ahead blog, Roy Isbister looks at the UK High Court hearing in 2017 to review the legality of  UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen.

Roy Isbister | ATT, International arms transfer control, Arms transfer controls in Europe | 19 December 2016

A Faustian approach to migration: how long can it hold?

The morally ambiguous deal that the EU has made with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop the surge of migrants across the Aegean is a mere eight months old, and it is already failing on multiple fronts.

Tuesday Reitano | 13 December 2016

The 2030 Agenda’s commitment to peaceful, just and inclusive societies – making it count

Peace is included as both a goal and a cross-cutting issue in the 2030 Agenda, but how can we ensure the framework actually makes a difference to people's lives? Anna Moller-Loswick explores effective implementation of the agenda in our latest blog.

Anna Möller-Loswick | 2030 Agenda, post-2015 | 7 December 2016

Police accountability: a mechanism for peace and justice

In our latest peace and justice blog, policing experts Gary White and Graham Mathias explore the links between policing, peace and justice, highlighting the importance of accountability structures and processes at all levels to enable and support a police culture that contributes to broader peace and justice.

Security and justice sector development, BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace, Community-based policing | 5 December 2016

Resolute in uncertain times: peacebuilding in the new US administration

Weeks after the election, Trump's foreign policy and security strategy remain uncertain. David Alpher and Ursala Knudsen-Latta explore the challenges and opportunities for peacebuilders as America shapes a new approach.

Inclusive political processes, International conflict prevention advocacy | 1 December 2016

Yemen: will the world finally take notice?

As the war in Yemen takes a staggering toll on the population, Elizabeth Bourne asks what it will take for the world to take notice.

Elizabeth Bourne | International arms transfer control | 20 October 2016

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