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Every month, Abigail Watson and Delina Goxho speak to a diverse group of practitioners, experts, and commentators from around the world to discuss the risks of contemporary conflict.

Join us to talk about the long-term implications of securitised interventions and policies, both for democratic controls over the use of force in Europe, the US and elsewhere and for the communities most impacted in places like the Middle East, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, South America and South-East Asia.

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Every month, Abigail Watson and Delina Goxho speak to a diverse group of practitioners, experts, and commentators from around the world to discuss the risks of contemporary conflict.

Join us to talk about the long-term implications of securitised interventions and policies, both for democratic controls over the use of force in Europe, the US and elsewhere and for the communities most impacted in places like the Middle East, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, South America and South-East Asia.

    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 12: Sudanese women and their journey towards freedom, peace and justice

    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 12: Sudanese women and their journey towards freedom, peace and justice

    Throughout 30 years of the previous regime in Sudan, women faced more oppression than ever before. During the 2018–2019 revolution, women and young people were the driving force of protests demanding freedom, peace and justice. After the military coup in October 2021, women were on the frontlines, protesting military rule. In addition to the current political complexity, Sudanese women are also facing economic and social challenges that make their journey to gender equality more difficult. This needs specific consideration from women's coalitions and organisations that work to make women’s voices heard and advocate for their rights.

    In this Warpod episode we talk to Reem Amr, a researcher focusing on women, peace and security, cyber bullying and feminism in Sudan, and an MA candidate at SOAS University of London. In this interview she reflects on Saferworld’s research on Sudanese women's coalitions in Eastern Sudan and Darfur. She also shares some practical ideas on how international organisations and donors can better support Sudanese women's coalitions and movements.

    Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld.

    #Sudan #feminism #women #peace #revolution #women-agenda #sudan_revoultion

    • 42 min
    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 11: Can Biden’s democracy strategy survive his counter-terrorism policy?

    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 11: Can Biden’s democracy strategy survive his counter-terrorism policy?

    At the end of last year, US President Joe Biden hosted the virtual Summit for Democracy. It convened more than 100 countries to draw attention to rising authoritarianism. The summit looked at three themes: defending against authoritarianism, addressing and fighting corruption, and advancing respect for human rights.

    How well has the summit, and Biden’s democracy strategy more generally, prepared the US and its allies for tackling the most pressing threats to democracy today? And how has the US’ own two-decade fixation on countering-terrorism and violent extremist groups impacted global democracy?

    To ask these questions, and many more, we are joined by:


    Jason S. Calder, Head of Saferworld’s Washington office
    Derek Mitchel, President of the National Democratic Institute
    Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme; Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House

    Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld. This podcast was recorded before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and therefore does not reference the latest developments.

    #democracy #US #military #conflict #defence #counterterrorism

    • 39 min
    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 10: Ukraine: How do we protect civilians in hybrid conflicts?

    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 10: Ukraine: How do we protect civilians in hybrid conflicts?

    Over the last seven years, fighting between Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist groups has been responsible for substantial civilian harm in the region. As well as the use of conventional forces, there has been ‘hybrid warfare’. While the risks of conventional military forces on civilian populations are increasingly understood, we know much less about the risks posed by these hybrid tactics.

    In this episode we are joined by two experts who have been doing extensive research on ‘hybrid warfare’ to help us understand more. They are:


    Ewan Lawson, an independent researcher on defence and security issues
    Liza Baran, CIVIC Country Director for Ukraine

    Together we explore what hybrid threats are, what risks they pose to people in Ukraine and how Ukraine, the US and others can better respond to these threats.

    Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld.

    #Ukraine #HybridThreats #military #conflict #defence #Russia #futureofwar #industry

    • 24 min
    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 9: The Future of Conflict

    Saferworld’s Warpod episode 9: The Future of Conflict

    Looking ahead to 2022, we think about issues that will define the future of conflict – including space, the arctic, climate change, and cyber – and how policymakers and practitioners need to adapt for them. Three guests join hosts, Abigail Watson and Delina Goxho. They are:


    James Rogers, Assistant Professor of War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.
    Jennifer McArdle, Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security.
    Anuradha Damale, Researcher at VERTIC and UK Director of Women of Colour Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS)

    Together we explore how future trends are misunderstood, how they will affect the future of conflict and what we should do about them.

    Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld.

    #arctic #space #military #conflict #defence #drones #futureofwar #industry

    • 46 min
    Warpod Reckoning with 9/11 episode 8: Is ‘9/11 paradigm' here to stay?

    Warpod Reckoning with 9/11 episode 8: Is ‘9/11 paradigm' here to stay?

    In the eighth and final episode of Warpod's special series ‘Reckoning with 9/11’, our hosts Larry Attree and Delina Goxho ask three experts whether the 9/11 paradigm is here to stay, or the world is now ready to move on.

    We talk to:


    Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, law professor at both Queen's University in Belfast and the University of Minnesota, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering extremism.
    Tom Parker, is a former counter-terror officer at the British Security Service MI5 and the author of ‘Avoiding The Terrorist Trap: Why Respect For Human Rights Is The Key To Defeating Terrorism’
    Rosa Brooks, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown University, and author of ‘How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything’

    This special Warpod series ‘Reckoning with 9/11’ is created by Saferworld with support from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and produced by the Podcast Company.

    Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld.

    • 36 min
    Warpod Reckoning with 9/11 episode 7: Bringing It All Back Home

    Warpod Reckoning with 9/11 episode 7: Bringing It All Back Home

    In the seventh episode of Warpod's special series ‘Reckoning with 9/11’, our hosts Larry Attree and Delina Goxho ask three experts about how 9/11 “came home” and impacted on the laws, freedoms and ideals of the U.S. and other Western countries.

    The three experts are:


    Hina Shamsi, Director of the National Security Project at the ACLU
    Spencer Ackerman, a Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award-winning reporter, and the author of ‘Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump’.
    Josef Braml, Secretary-General of the German Group of the Trilateral Commission and the author of ‘Anti-Terrorism Laws and Powers: An Inventory of The G20 States 20 Years After 9/11’.

    This special Warpod series ‘Reckoning with 9/11’ is created by Saferworld with support from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and produced by the Podcast Company.

    Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld.

    • 46 min

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