Engaging women in politics

Last month International Alert Sri Lanka celebrated International Women’s Day with a conference promoting greater involvement of women in politics in the country.

Beyond stabilisation


International Alert’s recent report examines the conflict dynamics in North and South Kivu provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the aim of contributing to an improved understanding of the local conflict dynamics and their causes.

A new climate of peace

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats of the 21st century, and world leaders should put it at the forefront of foreign policy, according a major new report commissioned by the G7 group, presented at the meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Berlin on 15 April.

Trading for peace in the Great Lakes

A three-day advocacy campaign to support women’s civic, political and economic empowerment in the Great Lakes region of Africa has ended with calls to ensure that the rights of women cross-border traders are respected and their contribution to peacebuilding is recognised.

Regulating trade across conflict divides

International Alert has published two reports on regulating economic relations across the Georgian–Abkhaz conflict divide.

The reports are part of ongoing work to assess the potential of mutual economic interest as a basis for conflict transformation in the region.

Seizing opportunities in Sri Lanka

Over the past few months, Sri Lanka has experienced something of a political tsunami, with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government being voted out of office in January. With Maithripala Sirisena as the new president, space is gradually opening for greater engagement for critically discussing government policy and issues of reconciliation.

Promoting development in Pakistan

International Alert has published two papers on the potential role that the private sector can play in promoting cohesive and sustainable development in Pakistan, with a particular focus on the mining industry.

Talking Peace Festival returns for second year

International Alert is pleased to announce that the Talking Peace Festival will return for its second year this autumn with an even bigger and more global programme of creative events around the International Day of Peace on 21 September.

Fragility, conflict and violence

Last month International Alert took part in the World Bank’s first Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) Forum in Washington DC. We presented as part of a panel discussion on conflict-sensitivity and also joined a training course on FCV for World Bank field staff.


Perceptions of security in Lebanon

International Alert has published new research on perceptions of security in Lebanon, looking at people’s views on both insecurity and security providers in the country.

The research is part of an almost three-year project funded by the European Union designed to enhance understanding of security sector reform (SSR) in Lebanon and promote dialogue among those involved in security provision, and was carried out in partnership with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS).