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The good, the bad and the ugly of rising peace inequality – a dangerous injustice to be tackled
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The good, the bad and the ugly of rising peace inequality – a dangerous injustice to be tackled

The divide between the most and the least peaceful countries is increasing. In the last decade, many countries have reached historical levels of ‘peacefulness’, while at the same time other countries are ensnared in seemingly intractable conflict. Rising peace inequality has severe implications for the world as localised crises and conflicts spill beyond porous boundaries. Tackling it, and the injustices both driving and resulting from it, is paramount.

25 July 2017
Security integration at the heart of Myanmar’s peace process
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Security integration at the heart of Myanmar’s peace process

Myanmar’s ongoing peace talks have ignited a debate about the future of the security sector, including the potential for dozens of ethnic armed organisations  to integrate with the state. Kim Joliffe considers the concerns and perspectives of the key actors and highlights some major lessons and challenges ahead.

12 July 2017
Libya: A second chance?
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Libya: A second chance?

Former Saferworld Director Henry Smith shares his thoughts on the lessons to be drawn from international post-conflict support to Libya following the toppling of Colonel Gadhafi. 

1 June 2017
The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues
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The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues

On 11 May 2017, the governments of the UK and Somalia, together with the African Union and the UN, jointly hosted a major international conference in London that sought to address Somalia’s key governance, statebuilding and security challenges. It brought Somali government representatives together with donor states, UN representatives and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF.

12 May 2017
Keeping USAID: why the US shouldn’t cut off its nose
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Keeping USAID: why the US shouldn’t cut off its nose

News is filtering out that the Trump administration plans not only to slash foreign aid, but also dismantle USAID, incorporating its component parts into the Department of State. David Alpher explains why the US should keep on delivering aid through a dedicated agency.

28 April 2017