Will famine and conflict-induced mass starvation end in our lifetime? Access the new WPF dataset, Famine Trends.
Read the statement from the World Peace Foundation Board of Trustees and Staff.
Debunks myths about an arms industry that normalizes the existence of the most savage weapons of mass destruction ever
Access case study and thematic research that forms the most extensive review of AU peace missions ever conducted.
Edited by Bridget Conley-Zilkic, the book analyses the processes, decisions, and factors that end mass atrocities.
"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 is now available.
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.
WPF Senior Fellow, Dyan Mazurana just published a review of Shekhawat, Seema (ed), Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace: Challenging Gender in Violence and Post-Conflict Reintegration (2015, Palgrave Macmillan) in the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. Below is an excerpt, the full review is available on the journal’s site.
Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace: [...]
SIPRI today released their annual data on world military expenditure, covering 2016 (along with full data for 172 countries going as far back as 1949 in some cases). This causes me a little wave of nostalgia, as up to last year this was my job, before I moved to WPF. (I was still involved [...]