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THE GUARDIAN | January 31, 2024
Unless Israel changes course, it could be legally culpable for mass starvation
Gaza is on the brink of famine. If the US and UK fail to use every possible lever to stop the catastrophe, they will be complicit
BBC | January 23, 2024
Ethiopia starvation: Fear of famine in Tigray grows
Famine is stalking parts of Ethiopia. The epicentre is in the northern Tigray region.
THE NEW HUMANITARIAN | January 18, 2024
Famine expert Alex de Waal on Israel’s starvation of Gaza
‘The responsibility for that lies overwhelmingly with Israel. It will have to pay not only financially but morally and legally as well.’
RESPONSIBLE STATECRAFT | January 9, 2024
Red Sea is today's arena for clash of African-Arab power politics
This didn't start with Gaza. The last decade has been a rollercoaster of hope and horror for the peoples here.
- BRICS+ versus Pax Americana in the Red Sea Shatter Zone February 28, 2024In a paper published today, I frame the crisis in Red Sea Arena as the point of impact of contending war economies. The newly-expanded club of the BRICS, now including Red Sea Arena Middle Powers (RAMPs), are challenging the Pax Americana and its allies, but are also in contest with one another. Intersecting fractures are […]Alex DeWaal
- Tigray’s Ceasefire Fifteen Months On: An agreement for peace or an instrument for continuing the objectives of the war in a different way? February 27, 2024It is now fifteen months since the Federal Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front signed the ‘Agreement for Lasting Peace through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities’ in Pretoria, South Africa. It is fourteen months since they signed the Nairobi Declaration on the modalities for its implementation. In aMulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe