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.
This occasional paper examines the link between political finance and corruption in the arms, trade drawing from the Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption, a collection of 29 cases of corruption in the arms trade and the broader military sector from around the world.
New WPF Fellow
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
- The return of Eurafrica? September 24, 2018In an article published on September 20, 2018 by The Economist, “Why Europe should focus on its growing interdependence with Africa,” WPF’s Alex de Waal discusses the shared space of the Mediterranean, between Europe and Africa. The full article is available on their website; below is an excerpt. The scramble for Europe There […]World Peace Foundation
- Starvation: Employee of the Month, September 2018 September 11, 2018This month’s Employee of the Month comes to us via Annie Fairchild and Catriona Murdoch, both of our partner organization, Global Rights Compliance. In light of the unanimous adoption of UNSC Resolution 2417, September’s Employee of the Month is Starvation, and specifically those political and military leaders who have continued to utilise starvation as […]World Peace Foundation
News & Media
In the July New Yorker, Alex de Waal, Martha Mundy & Global Rights Compliance group discuss accountability for using food as a weapon in Yemen.