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.
In our offices, we have a kitchen table which, as in many work and home spaces around the world, is where some of our most compelling conversations take place, prompted by informality and collegiality. I will be trying to capture the spirit of these conversations in a new interview series with my colleagues. The first interview [...]
In the of the 3 November 2016 edition of the London Review of Books, Alex de Waal reviews From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda 1990-94 by André Guichaoua, translated by Don Webster. Below are excerpts, the full review is available from LRB.
There was certainly a determined effort to kill every Tutsi [...]
The Times Literary Supplement of October 14, 2016 includes both a review of Alex de Waal’s The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa (by Laura James, who also discusses new books by Pamela Aal and Chester Crocker, Gerard Prunier, and Michela Wrong), and a short piece by de Waal, “The Legend [...]