The war in Tigray appears to have boosted Eritrea’s efforts at regional pre-eminence. But it could backfire.
Sudan’s new government came to power after a people-driven process to oust former President Omar al-Bashir. It must be careful to place ordinary Sudanese at the centre of the reforms process.
The transitional government has achieved a monumental milestone, but peace agreements in Sudan have been known to fall apart quickly.
The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
United Nations peacekeeping operations need to be refashioned to meet the needs of an ever evolving world.
Remaining nonviolent despite enormous provocation made it difficult for the regime to depict the movement in a negative light
The African Union’s staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan’s clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
The number of personnel deployed in UN peacekeeping has slowly been decreasing.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir’s regime have scored an important victory. But there’s a long way to go before democracy is restored.
For Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, ‘never again’ was ‘a prayer, a promise, a vow’. Unfortunately, this vow is all too often broken.
Kofi Annan’s tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons – peacebuilding and human security.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Foreign MPs can strengthen the message that violence towards the Rohingya has consequences for Myanmar’s future relations with European countries.
Slashing funding will put carefully crafted initiatives at risk – and people will die because of it.
Arguably Africa’s most powerful diplomatic player, South Africa is now backing out of the world’s most important mechanism for bringing war criminals to justice.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.