Starvation in Venezuela

By May 2018, approximately 5,000 people per day were leaving Venezuela in search of food (for updated information on Venezuelan refugees see UNHCR). At this rate, 1.8 million people will have left by the end of 2018, joining 1.5 million who have already fled. This is over ten per cent of […]

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On the anniversary of Meles Zenawi’s death six years ago, the WPF has published a new Occasional Paper, “The Future of Ethiopia: Developmental State or Political Marketplace?” by Alex de Waal. In it, de Waal notes that “Today’s changes in Ethiopia are rapid, confusing and disruptive. They promise openness and democratization, but also contain perils. Like many […]

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Based on research conducted while studying at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Batul Sadliwala critiques prevailing narratives surrounding migration to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially their reliance on analyses of exclusive citizenship policies and the kafala system. Her findings based on a case study of employee interactions at a Kuwaiti construction firm suggest that GCC residents relate to one another through “nonexploitative […]

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On Monday, August 13, Alex de Waal appeared on Project Save the World‘s weekly lecture series, addressing famine. You can learn more about the organization and access their lecture series on their website.

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August’s WPF Employees of the Month are “borders”, or more specifically, hard, closed, national borders.

The borders between US states, marking the passage from one jurisdiction to another, are not a problem. likewise the open borders between nations within the EU’s Schengen area, like Germany and the Netherlands.

But the other sort of borders, the […]

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If you missed the May 4, 2018 conference, “The Return of Famine?” now is your chance to watch video recordings of the presentations.

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