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Being ‘bold for change’: five ways we can put gender at the heart of the peace agenda

In this blog, Anna Moller-Loswick examines current efforts to integrate gender across the 2030 Agenda - especially Goal 16 for peaceful and just societies - and lays out five recommendations for how to make it a central component of all of the Sustainable Development Goals

Anna Möller-Loswick | Gender, 2030 Agenda | 8 March 2017

Caught in the crossfire: border communities in Azerbaijan

Following a recent visit to border villages in Azerbaijan, Bakhtiyar Aslanov and Ilya Jones look at some of the challenges faced by communities who live near a militarised border

Bakhtiyar Aslanov & Ilya Jones | Community security | 6 March 2017

‘Guvernance’ and the ‘role’ of law: Getting the vowels right

Richard Sannerholm argues for the importance of the rule of law in constraining power with public and transparent rules. 

Richard Sannerholm | BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace, Security and justice sector development | 28 February 2017

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

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