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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.




The UN Security Council and the prevention of conflict: where does the 2030 Agenda fit in?

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 dangers of the EU's quick fix approach to migration

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

Finally! A peace policy for Kenya

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

How Yemen’s United Nations mediation could avoid failing again (but probably won’t)

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

The High-Level Review on Women, Peace and Security: A tale of two viewpoints

Gender, peace and security adviser Hannah Wright responds to the Global Study on the implementation of UNSCR 1325.

21 October 2015 - Hannah Wright

A new constitution brings challenges and opportunities for Nepal

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

Early warning in the Horn of Africa

Sebastien Babaud and Bonita Ayuko reflect on experiences from the Conflict Early Warning and Response Network in the Horn of Africa.

17 August 2015 - Sebastien Babaud, Bonita Ayuko

Where next for youth in Yemen?

Yemeni youth activist Mohammad Al Shami talks to Elizabeth Bourne about the impact of the current crisis on youth civil society networks.

6 August 2015

Public outcry looms over the UK’s contradictory policy towards Yemen

Continuing UK support to the Saudi-led bombing and de-facto blockade of Yemen is helping to contribute to what is the most severe global humanitarian crisis in the world today.

4 August 2015 - Zarina Khan, Léonie Northedge

Peace finds its place at the heart of the new global development framework

Saferworld comments on the new global development framework, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. 

3 August 2015 - Thomas Wheeler

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