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
- New Report Documents “Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War” October 9, 2018The World Peace Foundation at The Fletcher School (Tufts University) has published a report by Professor Martha Mundy, The Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War,” that provides comprehensive analysis of patterns of targeting civilian, agricultural and fishing sites by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the on-going Yemen war. The Coalition is backing the […]Bridget Conley
- Employee of the Month: Brett Kavanaugh (a.k.a. privilege) October 2, 2018The word ‘privilege’ originates from the Latin privus lex, ‘private law’—law for a private individual and by extension, an aristocratic entitlement. For the privileged, there is a secret code: their transgressions will never be challenged, and if exposed, will be discreetly forgiven. Privilege is generally male, white, born to riches, expensively educated and clubbable, […]Alex DeWaal
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.