The most extensive review the African Union's peace missions ever conducted. Access the report on the project website.
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.
By Mulugeta Gebrehiwot and Alex de Waal. Published by the Guardian on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
The African Union thrives or fails according to how successful it is in preventing and resolving conflict. Over the past 14 years, since its foundational meeting in Durban, South Africa, the AU has constructed an impressive [...]
Recommended reading from Open Democracy, Daniel Akech Thiong’s essay, “The politics of fear in South Sudan,” published July 22, 2016.
The South Sudanese political landscape has become frighteningly unpredictable. It is nearly impossible to address one crisis without another more serious one cropping up.
The political risks were low while the economy boomed, but became high [...]