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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.




A small step toward democracy in Somalia

Saferworld's Somalia Country Director, Peter W Mackenzie, looks at recent democratic developments in Somalia. This was originally published for Africa Research Institute on International Day of Democracy, 15 September 2016. 

19 September 2016 - Peter Mackenzie

Peace and Migration: Realising the links

This joint statement with The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) calls for greater leadership to address the root causes of forced displacement and resist conflict-insensitive approaches to migration management.

19 September 2016

Embracing the new global framework for peace

In honour of International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016, Saferworld and international peacebuilding organisations have issued a shared statement to UN member states on the importance of embracing the new global framework for peace.

19 September 2016

UK Government must act now to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Saferworld statement on the joint report by the Business, Innovation and Skills and International Development Committees on UK-manufactured arms in Yemen.

15 September 2016

EU foreign policy risks fuelling displacement and terror

In light of growing populism throughout Europe, Kloe Tricot O’Farrell argues that domestic priorities should not come at the expense of EU commitments to alleviate poverty and promote peace

22 August 2016 - Kloe Tricot O'Farrell

US Congress should block $1.15 billion sale of heavy weapons to Saudi Arabia

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be blocked by US Congress as long as the indiscriminate airstrikes continue in Yemen.

19 August 2016

A look at the American 'Countering Violent Extremism' strategy

David Alpher looks at the The US Department of State and USAID's joint strategy on countering violent extremism abroad, and outlines what it got right and where it still needs work.

26 July 2016 - David Alpher

Peace has been made a global development priority. Now what?

Thomas Wheeler tracks progress made in reducing violent conflict and outlines what needs to happen next to ensure that Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is achieved.

12 July 2016 - Thomas Wheeler

South Sudan: the time to deliver on protection pledges is now

Saferworld and CEPO statement on the escalation of violence in South Sudan.

11 July 2016

More than just ticking a box: the importance of undertaking gender analysis of conflict

Hannah Wright explains why gender is a crucial consideration for conflict analysis.

5 July 2016 - Hannah Wright

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