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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.




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

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

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