The most extensive review the African Union's peace missions ever conducted. Access the report on the project website.
Access case study and thematic research that forms the most extensive review of AU peace missions ever conducted.
Will famine and conflict-induced mass starvation end in our lifetime? Access the new WPF dataset, Famine Trends.
Edited by Bridget Conley-Zilkic, the book analyses the processes, decisions, and factors that end mass atrocities.
Alex de Waal's new book delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa.
Access the second cartoon series by Alex de Waal and Victor Ndula on the political marketplace in South Sudan.
Stimulating a new conversation about corruption and the global arms business.
"Garrison America and the Threat of Global War" Alex de Waal explores the causes of the powerful national and global currents that gave rise to populist insurgencies:"Only in the last few years have economists woken up to the extremes of inequality engendered by unfettered global markets. Meanwhile Brexit and the Trump vote have shown us the political significance of the societal wastelands that follow in their wake." Read more in the December Boston Review.
"Indefensible" is the essential handbook for those who want to debunk the arguments of the industry and its supporters: deploying case studies, statistics and irrefutable evidence to demonstrate they are fundamentally flawed, both factually and logically. Available now as a download from Zed books. The hardcopy will be available in February 2017.
Now available through Cambridge Press, How Mass Atrocities End presents an analysis of the processes, decisions, and factors that help bring about the end of mass atrocities. It includes qualitatively rich case studies from Burundi, Guatemala, Indonesia, Sudan, Bosnia, and Iraq, drawing patterns from wide-ranging data. How Mass Atrocities End offers a much needed correction to the popular “salvation narrative” framing mass atrocity in terms of good and evil.
New analysis by Alex de Waal argues that South Sudan today is a collapsed political marketplace. He also warns that the convergent economic, security and political crises mean that South Sudan is entering an extremely dangerous phase.
Below are excerpts from Alex de Waal’s “Garrison America and the Threat of Global War,” published by The Boston Review on December 5, 2016. The text version is available on their website.
Donald Trump was elected as the mouthpiece for a populist insurgency that humbled the biggest political machine in the United States. But [...]
This week, I interviewed Fred Bauma and Sylvain Saluseke, democracy activists from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Both were arrested by Congolese security forces on March 18, 2015. Sylvain was held over a month and Fred remained in prison until August 2016 (more on this here, here, here, here and here). In this interview, [...]
The ‘conventional’ understanding of corruption in arms procurement is that it takes the form of bribes or kickbacks. In return for being awarded an arms contract, often as a result of having selection criteria manipulated in its favour, the supplier company pays bribes to officials involved in the decision-making process. Payments typically are channeled through [...]