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Archiving Syria’s Creative Memory

Hope, Abu Malek al-Shami.

Bridget Conley speaks with Sana Yazigi about her work as project leader of “Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution.”   Access the entire interview, transcript,  art and music through our blog, Reinventing Peace.

Global Arms Trade and Corruption

Our relaunched Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption details 36 cases of corruption in the global arms trade, and the broader military sector, with key information on the buyers, sellers, the weapons sold, the money that changed hands and the shady intermediaries oiling the wheels and greasing the palms.

Andrew Feinstein: How weapons wound democracy

Andrew Feinstein, our colleague from Corruption Watch UK,  discusses his role revealing massive corruption in a South African arms deal from the late 1990s.

Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption

WPF's Sam Perlo-Freeman introduces the Compendium on Arms Trade Corruption, a new resource documenting corruption charges in a wide array of cases from around the world.

Alex de Waal on Famine

Alex de Waal discusses some of the main points from his book, Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine (Polity 2018).

Myths of the Global Arms Trade

Vijay Prashad, journalist, historian and director of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, discusses the flow of weapons from ‘friends’ to ‘enemies’ across today’s war zones. Produced by World Peace Foundation with Corruption Watch, original footage produced for Shadow World.

RSS WPF Blog: Reinventing Peace

  • Interview with Emma Soubrier: Defense Industries, Foreign Policy and Armed Conflict Project July 6, 2020
    Emma Soubrier is a Visiting Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (Washington, DC) and an Associate Researcher at the Centre Michel de l’Hospital, Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA, France). Her research in International Relations, Security Studies, Arms Trade, Political Science and Political Economy focuses on the Middle East, particularly the Gulf region. Through an analysis [...] […]
    Aaron W. Steinberg
  • African Voices, African Arguments June 29, 2020
    Photo: Afewerk Tekle Glass, Africa Hall, Alan Johnston, June 6, 2010 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) The podcast series “African Voices, African Arguments” features African scholars, writers, policy makers and activists on issues of peace, justice and democracy, and is presented in partnership with
    World Peace Foundation

News & Media

BBC News | April 15, 2020

Many African countries introduced lockdowns to halt the spread of coronavirus. Alex de Waal & Paul Richards argue, ordinary people should be involved in choosing solutions.

BBC Real Story | April 10, 2020

Alex de Waal joins a panel of experts to discuss Africa's response to the COVID19 pandemic.

BOSTON REVIEW | April 3, 2020

"With each new pandemic it is tempting to scour history books for parallels and lessons learned" 

FOREIGN POLICY | April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived relatively late to Africa, but the early responses from some African countries have been chaotic and violent.

THE CONVERSATION | March 18, 2020
Drawing on history, WPF’s Executive Director Alex de Waal assesses the political costs of epidemics.

BBC News | February 14, 2020
Alex de Waal on the challenges facing the ICC in prosecuting Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

THE GUARDIAN | December 12, 2019
Sudan will never prosper while it is on the US terrorism blacklist
Written by El-Ghassim Wane, Abdul Mohammed and Alex de Waal

Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of ManbijTHE INDEPENDENT | November 29, 2019 ‘When they come, they will kill you’

"The Turkish incursion into northern Syria demonstrates clear hallmarks of ethnic cleansing,” Professor Bridget Conley

FOREIGN POLICY | October 22, 2019
Narratives of conflict in Africa miss an important element – interstate conflict.

August 2, 2019
Who finances the Sudanese regime? Alex de Waal discusses the economics of repression.