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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.




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

A look at the American 'Countering Violent Extremism' strategy

David Alpher looks at the The US Department of State and USAID's joint strategy on countering violent extremism abroad, and outlines what it got right and where it still needs work.

26 July 2016 - David Alpher

Peace has been made a global development priority. Now what?

Thomas Wheeler tracks progress made in reducing violent conflict and outlines what needs to happen next to ensure that Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is achieved.

12 July 2016 - Thomas Wheeler

South Sudan: the time to deliver on protection pledges is now

Saferworld and CEPO statement on the escalation of violence in South Sudan.

11 July 2016

More than just ticking a box: the importance of undertaking gender analysis of conflict

Hannah Wright explains why gender is a crucial consideration for conflict analysis.

5 July 2016 - Hannah Wright

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

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