Read the statement from the World Peace Foundation Board of Trustees and Staff.
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.
Debunks myths about an arms industry that normalizes the existence of the most savage weapons of mass destruction ever
Access the second cartoon series by Alex de Waal and Victor Ndula on the political marketplace in South Sudan.
Alex de Waal's new book delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa.
Stimulating a new conversation about corruption and the global arms business.
"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 will be available in February 2017.
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.
WPF’s Sam Perlo-Freeman has a new article, “SIPRI’s New Long Data-set on Military Expenditure: The Successes and Methodological Pitfalls,” published in Defence and Peace Economics, describing some of the work he undertook as part of SIPRI’s research team. Below is the abstract.
“SIPRI has collected data on military expenditure almost since its foundation in the [...]
We have just launched a compendium of 40 case studies of mass atrocity endings.
The case studies (look here for an alpha listing of cases) include all cases post-1945, that demonstrate strong evidence of the killing of at least 50,000 civilians or persons rendered hors de combat. The studies focus on the direct killing, expanded to include those who died [...]