Protection of Civilians: Demanding Better from the British Government

AOAV is one of eleven civil society organisations that are asking for more to be done to ensure accountability and transparency in the protection of civilians during conflict. A 2021 report by the New York Times revealed critical failures by Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) to prevent, respond to, and be held accountable for civilian harm in Iraq and Syria. These developments need to have important implications for the way the UK approaches civilian

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Deposed President, Returns to Yemen

The following article was published by The New York Times on 22 September 2015. It features AOAV’s research on the impact of explosive weapons in Yemen. The original article, written by Shauib Almosawa and Kareem Fahim, can be found here. Read the report: State of Crisis: Explosive Weapons in Yemen SANA, Yemen — President Abdu […]

Air strike in Ukraine: An eastern crisis worsens

Explosive violence is steadily spreading in eastern Ukraine. A reported air strike this week in the urban heart of downtown Lugansk, in which civilians are thought to have been killed, is the latest and perhaps most alarming escalation in the crisis. While the exact causes and casualties from the 2 June incident are still unclear […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Stephen Farrell

Stephen Farrell is a Metro reporter for the New York Times. After covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, he joined Times’s Baghdad bureau, where he set up and ran the Baghdad Bureau blog from the field. In 2009, he helped launch and run the Baghdad Bureau’s successor At War blog, […]

Peter Tinti

Peter Tinti is a freelance journalist covering politics, culture and security in West Africa. Tinti has written for a range of major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and The Independent. Formerly based in Bamako, Mali, he is currently based in Abuja, Nigeria. Recommended articles Foreign Policy: […]

CJ Chivers

CJ Chivers Journalist CJ Chivers is a Senior Writer for The New York Times. He has written extensively on the conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. His coverage often focuses on military tactics, insurgency and counterinsurgency, the arms trade and human rights. He is also a regular contributor to the At War Blog, often focusing […]

Janine Di Giovanni

Janine Di Giovanni Journalist Janine Di Giovanni is an experienced journalist who has covered a wide range of wars and conflicts. She first began her reporting by covering the Palestinian intifada in the late 1980s. Since then she has covered violence in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Liberia and Afghanistan. She is currently a […]

Dexter Filkins

Dexter Filkins Journalist Dexter Filkins is a well-known American war correspondent. Currently working for The New Yorker, he has covered a number of different conflicts. He reported for The New York Times in Baghdad between 2003 and 2006. In 2009 he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of journalists reporting from Pakistan […]

Ibrahim Mothana

Ibrahim Mothana Blogger Ibrahim Mothana is a young Yemeni activist and blogger who has written extensively on the impact of US drone strikes in Yemen. He has written an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times detailing growing anti-Americanism in Yemen and was invited to testify before a US Senate sub-committee examining the legality and […]