Can we improve civilian protection by studying how mass atrocities have ended in the past? UN Photo/Martine Perret
For over 100 years, the WPF has sought to educate about the waste and destructiveness of war and preparation for war.
WPF’s Alex de Waal has played a critical role with the AU in the search for peace in Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka
Dyan Mazurana and Keith Proctor provide an overview of research on gender, conflict and peace.UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Read Alex de Waal's analysis of recent events in South Sudan and Sudan.UN Photo.
Through graphics and images, Alex de Waal explains Sudan's predicament. Read more.
We are deeply saddened by the death of Peter Bell. He was a mentor and inspiration to many of us, a true exemplar of a life dedicated to public service in the highest sense. Among his many accomplishments, he was the longest-serving board member of the World Peace Foundation. Peter's personal gentleness and firm, unflinching clarity on principle, was exceptional.
Alex de Waal has published a newly released article in African Affairs, “When kleptocracy becomes insolvent: Brute causes of the civil war in South Sudan.” Below is the abstract, full text available through the journal:
South Sudan obtained independence in July 2011 as a kleptocracy – a militarized, corrupt neo-patrimonial system of governance. By the [...]
“Are you looking for the museo?” Having taken the wrong metro exit, I surely looked like the standard lost gringa standing on a corner in the old neighborhood of Barrio Brasil on Santiago’s west side. It was on that corner that I found that a simple request for directions to the Museum of Memory could [...]
The Carnegie Working Group on Corruption and Security last month published a paper, Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security.
It’s an important paper: it points to the striking fact that corruption is closely associated with state fragility, and that militant insurgencies are closely associated with opposition to kleptocratic regimes.
It’s also work in [...]