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In the News

RESPONSIBLE STATECRAFT | June 22, 2022
A peace process is possible in Ethiopia, but obstacles remain
Alex de Waal

THE CONVERSATION | June 21, 2022
Starving civilians is an ancient military tactic, but today it’s a war crime in Ukraine, Yemen, Tigray and elsewhere
Tom Dannenbaum, Alex de Waal and Daniel Maxwell

20/20 NETWORK | May 17, 2022
The compounding food crisis: Root Causes and Solutions
Panel discussion with Professor Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and Dr. David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division and the Theme Leader on Macroeconomics and Trade for the International Food Policy Research Institute

RESPONSIBLE STATECRAFT | May 4, 2022
Strongmen, coups, corruption drive Horn of Africa to the brink
Alex de Waal

THE GUARDIAN | March 29, 2022
Russia could be guilty of starvation crimes in Ukraine. We must act
Alex de Waal and Catriona Murdoch

RSS WPF Blog: Reinventing Peace

  • Digital Famine: Discussing Risks and Prevention July 26, 2022
    The following blog was authored by Susanne Jaspars and was originally published by PeaceRep on 5 July 2022. The PeaceRep blog can be accessed here. The Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform is a seven-year research consortium led by the University of Edinburgh Law School. Susanne Jaspars of LSE Ideas introduces a new [...] The […]
    Susanne Jaspars
  • Cultivating Assemblages of Resistance July 11, 2022
    Last month, trade unionists, politicians, activists, and academics from Belgium, Colombia, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States convened for the “Civil Harbours & Airports – No Arms for War and Oppression Networking Conference” hosted by The Left in the European Parliament and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.Three themes emerged from this two-day [...] […]
    B. Arneson