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Why humanitarian assistance needs rigorous evaluation

Dr Anastasia Aladysheva

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitarian Appeal stood at nearly $13 billion as of November 2017, which represented 58 per cent of the total fund target set for humanitarian assistance.

Climate change, food security and sustaining peace

Dr Florian Krampe

‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October.

Sustainable policies must be built on inclusiveness: Reflections on the 1997 Helsinki Summit

Dr Ian Anthony

SIPRI’s Ian Anthony reflects on the 1997 Helsinki Summit

2017: The year in which nuclear weapons could be banned?

Tariq Rauf

A UN conference to negotiate a ‘legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination’ will begin next week. Tariq Rauf looks at who wants what.

Beyond the peace agreement: How can civil society contribute to peace in Mali?

Aurélien Tobie

Civil society mobilized quickly in Mali after the 2012 crisis. SIPRI and its Malian partner CONASCIPAL have launched a new project in Mali to further support civil society on the road to sustainable peace.

Against all odds: using the Sustainable Development Goals to overcome fragility

Dr Gary Milante and Kate Sullivan

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the first international policy to explicitly recognize peace, justice and inclusive institutions as the foundation for sustainable development.

The legacy of revolution and resistance in Burkina Faso

Professor Sten Hagberg

The revolution and resistance to the recent political crisis and terror attacks in Burkino Faso should not come as a surprise; they are part of the country's long socio-political history.

International responses to ISIS (and why they are failing)

Manjana Pecht

Combatting ISIS needs to be part of broader and longer-term efforts to restore security, tackle political injustices, increase economic output and promote effective governance.

Cities and security

Dr Ian Anthony

Terrorist attacks in Ankara, Beirut and Paris have triggered tremendous shock and sorrow, but also anxiety and insecurity in other cities in Europe and beyond.

Neglect of the Afghan private sector could further destabilize the country

Richard Ghiasy

The Afghan Government is largely preoccupied with the country's security situation. However, it cannot afford to neglect the economy, of which the private sector is a fundamental part.