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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.




Time for European values, not fear, to take centre stage in migration response

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

Counter-terror in Tunisia: job done or mission misunderstood?

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.

2 March 2017 - Kloe Tricot O'Farrell, Lola Aliaga

Four questions for democratisation in Somalia

Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.

9 February 2017 - Oliver Chevreau, Ali Aden Abdi

UK peacebuilding organisations call for action on Aleppo

The crisis in eastern Aleppo is a tragic testimony to our collective failure to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

13 December 2016

Challenges and opportunities for peace and security cooperation

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

European Council marks an opportunity to change reckless course on migration

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

Saferworld statement on funeral hall attack in Yemen

Saferworld statement on the Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes on funeral in Sana'a, Yemen.

10 October 2016

Bringing an end to unending war: recommendations for the next US administration

David Alpher and Ursala Knudsen-Latta outline a range of policy options that the new US administration should pursue to promote peace.

6 October 2016 - David Alpher, Ursala Knudsen-Latta

Peaceful approaches to global challenges

It’s been a good week – so far - to highlight peace on the international stage.

21 September 2016

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