New Publication

In this introductory video, Alex de Waal discusses how he arrived at the title for his latest publication, New Pandemics, Old Politics.


Starving Tigray

World Peace Foundation’s Executive Director and Fletcher School Professor, Alex de Waal, Fletcher Assistant Professor Tom Dannenbaum and WPF researchers discuss war and famine in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, with The Fletcher School Dean, Rachel Kyte.

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  • What now for the Somali Region in Ethiopia? November 17, 2021
    The conflict in Ethiopia appears to have entered a new phase as forces loyal to Tigrayan rebels and their allies march towards the capital city, Addis Ababa. International efforts to broker peace between the warring parties and calls for a political solution have not borne fruit yet. While the situation on the ground is very […]
    AbdiRizak M. Warfa
  • Ethiopia: A Plea for Humanity in the Midst of Misery November 15, 2021
    by Saba Araya, Kiros Teklay and Saba Mah’derom As the war in Ethiopia expands and gets closer to the capital city, we are living in fear. We fear for ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our country. With every passing week, the situation of Tigrayan civilians in Addis Ababa and across Ethiopia has become progressively […]
    World Peace Foundation


News & Media

Women crying holding pictures of loved onesABC SYDNEY | November 4, 2021

Alex de Waal discusses implications of the UN report on Ethiopia in this interview at RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly.


AL JAZEERA | November 4, 2021

Alex de Waal, the executive director of the World Peace Foundation, told Al Jazeera that the US could use economic leverage to speed up the formation of a civilian government.

AL JAZEERA | November 4, 2021

In this opinion piece for Al Jazeera, Alex de Waal argues that aid should flow to Tigray now, no matter what.



Sudanese protestersBBC NEW | October 27, 2021

Alex de Waal on General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan's autocratic ambitions in the Sudan power grab.

AL JAZEERA | October 25, 2021

Alex de Waal joins a panel of experts to discuss the road ahead for Sudan.


AL JAZEERA | October 1, 2021

Alex de Waal joins Salah Eddine Elzien to discuss the split between Sudan's military and civilian leaders.

THE ATLANTIC | September 29, 2021

“A pandemic is a course correction to the trajectory of civilization,” Alex de Waal, of Tufts University and the author of New Pandemics, Old Politics.