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

  • The return of Eurafrica? September 24, 2018
    In 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 […]
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  • Starvation: Employee of the Month, September 2018 September 11, 2018
    This 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 […]
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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.


Alex de Waal writes on the unfolding calamity in Yemen in this June 14 New York Times article.



Alex de Waal speaks to NPR on the history, misconceptions and future of famine

Global Arms Trade


PRI's Steven Snyder speaks to Global Arms Trade and Corruption Program Director, Sam Perlo-Freeman on the US connection to the war in Yemen.