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.
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.
World Peace Foundation Executive Director Alex de Waal explores the ethical challenges of writing human rights in this candid and provocative article in the May/June issue of the The Boston Review. Available online :http://bit.ly/213EeZQ
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.
Excerpt from “What Went Wrong”. Full article published by The Cipher Brief, August 3, 2016.
At the heart of South Sudan’s descent into chaos is a failed effort at security sector reform. When Sudan’s long civil war ended in 2005, the U.S. – along with other donors – poured money and expertise in trying [...]
This note briefly outlines a research agenda on mercenaries and private military companies (PMC’s) in Africa’s political marketplaces. It is driven by: (a) a desire to understand mercenarism within the context of broader political, economic and social changes in global and local governance; and (b) the need to move away from simplistic analyses [...]