- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
By not acknowledging important aspects of Mali’s continuously changing security environment, the UN Security Council has missed the opportunity to use MINUSMA’s mandate renewal to strengthen the DDR process.
Brazil's military spendng decreased by 7.2% in 2016, which is related to the political and economic crises currently affecting the country.
Recognizing its growing financial dependence on external partners, the African Union has proposed an ambitious self-financing programme.
May 21 is the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Given today’s conflicts, political uncertainties and support for nationalism, it is important to be reminded of the benefits that diversity brings to development.
Dr Lars-Erik Lundin looks back at the role of dialogue in resolving previous European security challenges and argues that a simliar approach is needed today.
Technology and innovation have a role to play in peace. Two sessions at the upcoming 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will focus on how technology can be harnessed to aid peacebuilding programmes via the emerging field of peacetech.
Afghanistan's political power struggle keeps the country in a deadlock of security and socio-economic crises. Achieving stability in Afghanistan, and the wider region, will require effective power-sharing from Afghanistan's two competing political camps.
Inclusivity in peacebuilding should also apply to peaceful countries such as Sweden, not only countries experiencing conflict. Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, DHF's Sigrid Gruener and Matilda Hald look at inclusive peacebuilding initiatives in Sweden.
To achieve sustainable peace, development work will need to include practices that promote the rule of law. Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, ILAC's Rhodri Williams looks at the challenges and opportunities this brings.