Comment and analysis
Research, policy and analysis is a fundamental part of our work to prevent violent conflict and promote peace. Read the latest comment and analysis from Saferworld staff and outside experts.
Following the release of two IDC reports on the use of private contractors for the UK's development projects, Tim Midgley looks at how programmes can be improved in conflict-affected contexts.
11 April 2017 - Tim Midgley
Saferworld, PUNSAA and SOSCENSA held an event on 6 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, to reflect upon the 2016-17 electoral process in Somalia
4 April 2017 - Oliver Chevreau
On the second anniversary of Yemen’s war, states and international organisations must step up their support to the vital peacebuilding and development work being done by Yemeni civil society and include them in national peace talks.
26 March 2017 - Saba Albess
In the run-up to the European Council meetings this week, Saferworld urges the EU to uphold its values and refrain from pursuing short-term strategies that reinforce conflict dynamics.
8 March 2017
Following a number of high-profile terror attacks, Lola Aliaga and Kloe Tricot O'Farrell urge international actors to focus their efforts on addressing exclusive and abusive governance, corruption and marginalisation in order to support a peaceful and sustainable democratic transition in Tunisia.
Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.
The crisis in eastern Aleppo is a tragic testimony to our collective failure to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.
13 December 2016
Bernardo Mariani and Chloë Gotterson take a look at EU-China efforts to promote peace and security in Africa, outlining successes and challenges.
28 November 2016 - Bernardo Mariani, Chloë Gotterson
UK Government offers predictable and inadequate response to MPs’ concerns on the use of UK arms in Yemen
The UK Government’s response this week to the recent First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and International Development Committees of Session 2016–17 on The use of UK-manufactured arms in Yemen is woefully inadequate, says Saferworld.
16 November 2016
Ahead of the European Council meeting to discuss migration, Saferworld urges member states to take a longer-term approach that focuses on addressing the drivers of conflict and displacement.
19 October 2016