Articles about conflict prevention

Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short?

By Zahid Shahab Ahmed: Two years on from the development of the Pakistani government’s flagship plan to tackle terrorism, has it had any success? Zahid Ahmed discusses developments in the light of recent attacks. Read more »

Introducing Peacewatch: Yemen

By Kevin McCann: Today, Peace Direct launches a new strand of its work researching and engaging with local peacebuilders. The first in an original series of reports focuses on Yemen. Read more »

Community peacemakers build bridges in post-Ebola West Africa

By Emily Deeming: Emily Deeming reports on work to rebuild trust in areas suffering from the legacy of Ebola. Read more »

Hope amidst the horror in Northern Nigeria

By Ruairi Nolan: Peace Direct releases the first in a series of reports on the views and strategies of local peacebuilders in conflict zones. The first focuses on Northern Nigeria. Read more »

Aleppo is falling. What next?

By Ruairi Nolan: The battle for Aleppo is nearly over. Thousands have been killed. Ruairi Nolan highlights the latest events from Syria. Read more »

Building peace through border control in Puntland, Somalia

By Osman Nuur: In response to escalating regional violence, the Puntland administration has tightened its borders and imposed a ban on trucks. What does this mean for the local economy? What does this mean for peace and stability in northern Somalia? Osman Nur explores. Read more »

Cote d'Ivoire youth find political voice through storytelling

By Virginie Ladischand Joanna Rice: Virginie Ladisch and Joanna Rice look at the work of youth organisations building trust in society in Cote d'Ivoire. Read more »

Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir - part two

By Ashima Kaul: More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds have been arrested and the government response has increased feelings of separation and anger. Read more »

Ethiopia on the brink? Politics and protest in the horn of Africa

By Andrea Carboni: Ethiopia is 12 months in to a political crisis which has seen at least 1,000 people killed. But unless the government introduces significant reforms, it will get worse, says Andrea Carboni. Read more »

Climate change: is there a positive side for Mapuche communities in southern Chile?

By Danny Pavitt: There have been decades of half-hearted efforts from the Chilean government to make peace with the Mapuche communities, says Danny Pavitt. But common efforts to fight climate change could help the two parties work together. Read more »