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An engaging podcast on nuclear policy and national security, Press the Button is co-hosted by defense experts Tom Collina and Michelle Dover of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. 


In the News

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

  • ‘Tigray’s Wounded Agriculture and a Second Year of Famine: An Urgent Call for Action’ May 9, 2022
    By Fetien Abay and Biadgilgn Demissie The devastating effects of the war on Tigray have been witnessed by the people of Tigray, but are still hardly known to the world. Out of the news, Tigrayans are facing another year of famine – almost certainly even worse than what they have endured over the last 18 […]
    World Peace Foundation
  • Abiy Ahmed—PhD? May 4, 2022
    Does Abiy Ahmed have the skills needed to make peace? In this post I won’t examine his record in office but his capacity to understand peacemaking, based on his academic writing. Abiy Ahmed was awarded a PhD from the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in 2017. What does this tell […]
    Alex DeWaal