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 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
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
Larry Attree and Farea al Muslimi explore how counter-terrorism strategies from the United States have badly backfired in Yemen.
3 March 2016 - Larry Attree, Farea al Muslimi
Shelagh Daley discusses the implications of changes to the way Official Development Assistance is defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee.
25 February 2016 - Shelagh Daley
Sunil Suri explores the legacy of the US, UK and EU’s counter-terror, stabilisation and statebuilding approaches in Somalia.
18 February 2016 - Sunil Suri
In Nepal young people are often labelled ‘trouble-makers’ but, says LaChelle Amos, they have also shown they can play a crucial role in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and local development.
8 February 2016 - LaChelle Amos
Head of Policy Larry Attree examines why the Wests approach to counter-terror and stabilisation are failing and lessons that can be drawn for the future.
1 February 2016 - Larry Attree
Kloe Tricot O’Farrell and Roy Isbister say EU Member States that are supplying arms to Saudi Arabia that could be used in Yemen are complicit in the catastrophe unfolding in the country.