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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.




Brexit through a conflict prevention lens

Saferworld statement on the implications for peace and stability in the UK, EU and internationally following the Brexit vote.

24 June 2016

Federalisation in Somalia: It takes strong bricks to build a state

 Joanne Crouch explores the formation of Federal Member States in Somalia and progress on governance reform.

14 June 2016 - Joanne Crouch

Saferworld welcomes call by UK parliamentarians for a whole of government effort to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

Saferworld welcomes the parliamentary International Development Committee report on the UK’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

8 June 2016

Building a more peaceful, just and inclusive society in Bangladesh

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – and its strong focus on peaceful, just and inclusive societies – provides an opportunity for Bangladesh to focus on challenges related to violence, insecurity, justice and democracy, argues Anna Möller-Loswick.

17 May 2016 - Anna Moller-Loswick

Saferworld welcomes call by UK parliamentarians to investigate violations in Yemen

A group of UK parliamentarians made a much-needed call today for an independent investigation into allegations of violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen.  

4 May 2016

The European Parliament called for an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. Now what?

Kloe Tricot O'Farrell reflects on the recently adopted European Parliament Resolution on Yemen and the historic call for an EU arms embargo to be imposed against Saudi Arabia.

30 March 2016 - Kloe Tricot O'Farrell

South Sudanese Civil Society visit to China: A plea for action

Following a recent visit of South Sudanese civil society to Beijing, Zhang Hui and Chloë Gotterson reflect on the principal message from the delegation to Chinese officials: that China can, and should, play a more proactive role in supporting peace in South Sudan.

22 March 2016 - Chloë Gotterson, Zhang Hui

Countering Violent Extremism is gaining ground in the State Department—does it represent something new?

Following significant announcements on the future of the countering violent extremism (CVE) agenda in the US, David Alpher and Sunil Suri call for redoubled efforts to ensure CVE is not a mere rehash of approaches that have already failed to stem the global terror threat.

21 March 2016 - David Alpher, Sunil Suri

The Arms Trade Treaty – An Extraordinary Meeting?

Elizabeth Kirkham reports on the first Extraordinary Meeting of State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty.

9 March 2016 - Elizabeth Kirkham

International Women’s day – a great time for South Africa to “step it up for gender equality” and advance the UN 2030 Agenda

In an article first published in the Sowetan to mark International Women's Day we explore why the 2030 Agenda offers a unique opportunity for South Africa to advance the gender, peace and security agenda domestically.

8 March 2016 - Anna Moller-Loswick, Tamara Naidoo, Richard Smith , Molly Dhlamini, Showers Mawowa

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