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Archiving Syria’s Creative Memory

Hope, Abu Malek al-Shami.

Bridget Conley speaks with Sana Yazigi about her work as project leader of “Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution.”   Access the entire interview, transcript,  art and music through our blog, Reinventing Peace.

Global Arms Trade and Corruption

Our 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

  • Fletcher Voices: “The Tiniest Microcosm and the Largest Macro Effects” April 10, 2020
    This essay is part of a series, Fletcher Voices. WPF invited students at Tufts University’s the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy to submit short essays reflecting on the impact of coronavirus. Akshobh Giridharadas is a Director with BowerGroupAsia based out of Washington D.C. Prior to which, Akshobh was with a consultant with the World […]
    Akshobh Giridharadas
  • Fletcher voices: “Coronavirus is a Collective Action Problem” April 9, 2020
    This essay is part of a series, Fletcher Voices. WPF invited students at Tufts University’s the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy to submit short essays reflecting on the impact of coronavirus. Samantha Chen is a second year MALD student, currently in Boston, MA. Her fields of study are humanitarian studies, and international negotiation and […]
    Samantha Chen

News & Media

FOREIGN POLICY | April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived relatively late to Africa, but the early responses from some African countries have been chaotic and violent.

THE CONVERSATION | March 18, 2020
Drawing on history, WPF’s Executive Director Alex de Waal assesses the political costs of epidemics.

BBC News | February 14, 2020
Alex de Waal on the challenges facing the ICC in prosecuting Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

THE GUARDIAN | December 12, 2019
Sudan will never prosper while it is on the US terrorism blacklist
Written by El-Ghassim Wane, Abdul Mohammed and Alex de Waal

Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of ManbijTHE INDEPENDENT | November 29, 2019 ‘When they come, they will kill you’

"The Turkish incursion into northern Syria demonstrates clear hallmarks of ethnic cleansing,” Professor Bridget Conley

FOREIGN POLICY | October 22, 2019
Narratives of conflict in Africa miss an important element – interstate conflict.

August 2, 2019
Who finances the Sudanese regime? Alex de Waal discusses the economics of repression.  

BBC July 20, 2019
Alex de Waal on the rise of Sudan's General Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo

May 7, 2019
Don't Shoot us , Dad: Putting the uprising in Sudan in Context

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, April 23, 2019
"Sudan is delicately poised between hopes for democratization and despair at endless violence."

"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.