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.
Shelagh Daley on the UK’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
18 December 2015 - Shelagh Daley
The sixth meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation provides an opportunity to deepen partnership, address collective challenges, and enable African countries to make significant progress towards the peace-related targets in the 2030 Agenda.
1 December 2015 - Anna Moller-Loswick, Thomas Wheeler, Showers Mawowa, Richard Smith
The government’s commitment in the new Strategic Defence and Security Review to increase aid to fragile states raises important questions about a whole-of-government approach to conflict prevention.
25 November 2015
Today, the UK Government is publishing its Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). In this article, Saferworld’s Larry Attree argues that a key test of the policy will be the extent to which it balances immediate threats with a coherent strategy for preventing conflict in the long term.
23 November 2015 - Larry Attree
A debate on conflict prevention and the 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for the UN Security Council to discuss how its work impacts on structural and systemic conflict drivers. At the same time, a preventative, developmental approach to conflict will largely depend on action outside the Council.
16 November 2015 - Thomas Wheeler, Andrew Tomlinson
The European Union must prioritise conflict prevention and peacebuilding policies to address why migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa are travelling to Europe.
9 November 2015 - Kloe Tricot O'Farrell
With a history of inter-ethnic tension, land conflict and election-related violence, Kenya’s recent adoption of its long-awaited peace policy is a welcome step towards better coordinated efforts at building peace, argues Maria Osula.
4 November 2015 - Maria Osula
In an article written for The Washington Post, Peter Salisbury discusses Yemen's peace talks and argues that a negotiated political settlement is the only way for the country to see an end to its conflict.
27 October 2015 - Peter Salisbury
Gender, peace and security adviser Hannah Wright responds to the Global Study on the implementation of UNSCR 1325.
21 October 2015 - Hannah Wright
Nepal’s draft constitution was put into effect on 20 September 2015 – eight years after the end of conflict and the day before International Peace Day.
21 September 2015