Conference: "Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace," Feb. 13 - 14.
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.
“In speaking truth to power, human rights advocates in the U.S. must also confront their own colleagues and friends who have become militant liberal interventionists—those sorcerers’ apprentices who have made common cause with the world’s biggest ever exercise in intelligence and military domination.” –Alex de Waal, Keynote Address from the University of Dayton Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, October 4, 2013.
The conventional explanation for South Sudan’s weak performance is that it lacked capacity. That was the premise on which international donors began major capacity-building programs immediately after the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. But how public money is actually spent suggests something else.
The following figure, from the World Bank, “Public expenditures in South Sudan: [...]
Introduction A civil war ignited in South Sudan on 15 December 2013. Despite the best efforts of mediators from Ethiopia and Kenya, and pressure from the United States and others, the war has not stopped. The forces of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and [...]