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From words to action: the road ahead for the Belt and Road
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From words to action: the road ahead for the Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Forum, which took place in Beijing in late April, brought together leaders from around the globe to discuss how the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can bring opportunities and growth. Despite encouraging language from the summit, the initiative can do more to address international scepticism and to ensure community voices are heard.

3 May 2019
Finding common ground: US-China cooperation along the Belt and Road
Blog

Finding common ground: US-China cooperation along the Belt and Road

China’s global development strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative, spans many conflict-affected parts of the world. In this blog, Bernardo Mariani and Jason Calder reflect on a meeting last month that brought together experts to explore areas where China and the US can cooperate to contribute to peace and development. 

1 April 2019
Government outreach to industry: experiences from Malaysia and South Korea on preventing the trade of weapons and dangerous goods
Comment & analysis

Government outreach to industry: experiences from Malaysia and South Korea on preventing the trade of weapons and dangerous goods

A recent series of meetings in Vienna and London brought together experts from around the world to discuss their experiences of preventing the diversion or trade of weapons and other dangerous goods, and also explored ways for governments to reach out to industry to help ensure compliance. We spoke with Datin Mega Marissa Malek and Kyung-Lyung Lee to hear their thoughts.

22 January 2019
“We are one community”: building safety and security in Somalia
Blog

“We are one community”: building safety and security in Somalia

Conflict in Somalia has translated into violence and insecurity for many communities across the country. Community groups, supported by Saferworld and partners, bring people together to identify and address priority security issues – but establishing these groups comes with its own set of challenges.

16 January 2019
After ceasefires, insecurity continues to plague south east Myanmar
Comment & analysis

After ceasefires, insecurity continues to plague south east Myanmar

A new survey by Saferworld and the Karen Peace Support Network demonstrates that people in Myanmar’s Karen ceasefire areas continue to face severe insecurity, in the context of protracted armed conflict, routine violence, abuse and exploitation.

8 January 2019
Aid but no peace: humanitarian action in northern Uganda
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Aid but no peace: humanitarian action in northern Uganda

In the latest in our humanitarian blog series, Bettie Atyam Amaso reflects on how aid agencies supporting South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda could better engage with their priorities and experiences.

3 January 2019