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Incompatible Bedfellows: UN Peace Operations and Counter-terrorism
Comment & analysis

Incompatible Bedfellows: UN Peace Operations and Counter-terrorism

Predictions of the demise of United Nations peacekeeping have so far been premature. The world is adrift in a sea of volatility. Current trends – including rising conflict, authoritarianism, and heavy-handed security practices – mean there will be plenty of “peace” for UN operations to keep in the next decade.

29 September 2020
Running on the spot: The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
Blog

Running on the spot: The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

With COVID-19 creating havoc for all manner of international processes, the Sixth Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty limited itself to a ‘conference by written procedure’, intended to do little more than keep things ticking over. In this it largely succeeded, but a pre-COVID-19 trend to less transparency seemed to accelerate over the year, writes Roy Isbister.  

28 August 2020
Security Policy Change Project
News & events

Security Policy Change Project

Oxford Research Group have been a great ally of Saferworld in working to improve responses to conflict and we are sad to hear they will close at the end of the year. Despite this difficult news, we are pleased to be sustaining their Remote Warfare Programme. 

21 August 2020
Grasping things at the root: walking the talk on decolonisation and anti-racism
Blog

Grasping things at the root: walking the talk on decolonisation and anti-racism

World Humanitarian Day arrives as the world continues to fight COVID-19, grappling with its immediate consequences and starting to plan for its long-term impact. This day also arrives at a critical juncture in time, with two overlapping events that have tested the foundations of the aid system, writes Susana Kilen, Saferworld’s Director of International Programmes.

19 August 2020
Youth Decide: Stories from Kyrgyzstan
Long reads

Youth Decide: Stories from Kyrgyzstan

We collected stories, originally written in Russian and Kyrgyz, from some of the young women and men who participated in our two youth support projects in Kyrgyzstan. They spoke about their experiences, ideas, worries and hopes. These stories were part of a media campaign in Kyrgyzstan that amplified young voices and raised public awareness of the issues that affect them.

12 August 2020