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Securing legitimate stability in CAR: External assumptions and local perspectives

On 6 February 2019, the Khartoum Agreement was signed between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups in Khartoum. Since then, repeated violations of the February agreement, as well as growing demonstrations against peacekeepers, suggest that a pathway out of conflict has yet to be found.

Securing legitimate stability in the DRC: External assumptions and local perspectives

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is undergoing its first peaceful transfer of power at the same time as a strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is being conducted. It is a pivotal time to be reflecting on the best ways forward.

Global mapping and analysis of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2018

The need for systematic data collection on anti-vehicle mine (AVM) incidents was first recognised during joint research by the GICHD and SIPRI for a study on the humanitarian and developmental impact of anti-vehicle mines published in October 2014. As a response, both organizations have been collecting global data on AVM incidents since 2015 with a view to improving evidence on and identifying trends in AVM impact. Data is available on interactive and regularly updated online maps.

Civil Society White Book on Peace and Security in Mali (2019) English Summary

This paper presents an English-language summary of the ‘Civil Society White Book on Peace and Security in Mali’. In the White Book, Malian civil society organizations call for political solutions to the deteriorating security situation in Mali. They offer policy recommendations to improve the effectiveness of current national and international security initiatives by taking the needs and priorities of local populations into account.

The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace

Established in 2018, the knowledge partnership between SIPRI and the World Food Programme (WFP) aims is to assess whether WFP’s programming contributes to improving the prospects for peace, and if so, explaining how—while at the same time asking whether the programming has any unwanted negative effects. This report is the first publication of this partnership.

UN Police and the challenges of organized crime

This Discussion Paper considers peacekeeping’s challenges in dealing with the security and governance risks posed by organized crime in conflict-affected states, with a focus on the role of law enforcement and the United Nations police component. It contends that the environments in which peace operations are deployed have evolved due to the changing nature of armed conflicts—which are now mostly internal, involve multiple non-state armed groups, and are protracted and internationalized.