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.
World Peace Foundation Executive Director Alex de Waal reflects on the two recently released reports that outline the deeply flawed and disastrous decision making that drove Western interventions into Libya and Iraq. Read this powerful article in the October issue of Boston Review.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman as a World Peace Foundation Senior Fellow. He is currently Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) working on issues of military expenditure, arms industry and arms trade. We look forward to having Dr. Perlo-Freeman join the WPF staff in December 2016 as the Project Manager for the Global Arms Business and Corruption program.
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.
The below is from a WPF research briefing paper, “African Solutions to African Challenges: A Statistical Overview of International Mediation in Civil Wars in Africa,” produced as part of the African Peace Missions project. You can access the entire collection of research briefings and the final report, “African Politics, African Peace,” on [...]
Kleptocracies are bad. A kleptocracy going bankrupt is dangerous. The Enough Project should know better than to advocate it.
One of the causes of the genocide in Rwanda was that the kleptocratic government of President Juvenal Habyarimana lost the resources it needed to maintain its centralized patronage system. In the disordered competitive politics that [...]