What comes next for Sudan?

One of the foremost experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa,  Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation, discusses Sudan and the future of the country after the ousting of Omar al-Bashir.

Global Arms Trade and Corruption

Our newly relaunched Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption details 36 cases of corruption in the global arms trade, and the broader military sector, with key information on the buyers, sellers, the weapons sold, the money that changed hands and the shady intermediaries oiling the wheels and greasing the palms.

Andrew Feinstein: How weapons wound democracy

Andrew Feinstein, our colleague from Corruption Watch UK,  discusses his role revealing massive corruption in a South African arms deal from the late 1990s.

Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption

WPF's Sam Perlo-Freeman introduces the Compendium on Arms Trade Corruption, a new resource documenting corruption charges in a wide array of cases from around the world.

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 Arms Dynamic in Evolving Gulf (Geo)Politics June 19, 2019
    When talking about the global arms trade, focusing on the Middle East seems not only relevant but even natural given that an increasing share of importers of major arms are to be found in this region, which is the second most important one in the world in this regard – after Asia and Oceania, with […]
    Emma Soubrier
  • Laying the Path to Accountability for Starvation Crimes June 18, 2019
    Global Rights Compliance (GRC) and the World Peace Foundation (WPF) at The Fletcher School (Tufts University), partners in the project “Accountability for Starvation: Testing the Limits of the Law” have published a series of memos documenting how existing international law might apply to starvation conditions, and why it should be applied to Syria, South […]
    World Peace Foundation

News and Media

"The work of solving Sudan’s problems is only just beginning", Alex de Waal on the challenges facing Sudan after the fall of al-Bashir.

THE NEW YORK TIMES April 11, 2019
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the "spider at the center of the web" is outed by Sudan's military.  What's next for Sudan?

BBC NEWS April 11, 2019
Protests against the government of President Bashir beyond anything he has faced before, writes Sudan expert Alex de Waal.

FOREIGN POLICY April 8, 2019
When you have an intricate patronage-based system, removing the president is like decapitating the head in a drug cartel"

BOSTON REVIEW January 14, 2019
"Almost all famines are principally caused by war and political repression carried out with disregard for human life".  Alex de Waal on starvation crimes, perpetrators and victims, and efforts to prosecute those responsible.

Can Sudan's protests succeed? See Alex de Waal and Abdel-wahab El Affendi, Professor of Politics at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies discuss the unrest in Sudan on Al Jazeera's Inside Story.


The Guardian: Alex de Waal details why Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman should be prosecuted for causing and continuing starvation in Yemen.

This devastating article in the New York Times describes how Saudi Coalition attacks on Yemen are pushing the country toward famine.