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.

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.

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  • Video: Sam Perlo-Freeman introduces the Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption December 14, 2018
    In this 2-minute video, WPF’s Sam Perlo-Freeman introduces the Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption. Learn what is included in the Compendium, how it might surprise you, and what patterns it reveals.
    World Peace Foundation
  • Genocide in Yemen? December 13, 2018
     On December 6, Yemen peace talks began near Stockholm, Sweden. As we place our hopes for the security of the Yemeni people in the fragile prospect of a political settlement, we cannot allow ourselves to forget the crimes that have already been committed by the Saudi-led coalition and the U.S. under successive administrations. No […]
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News & Media

Alex de Waal details why Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman should be prosecuted for causing and continuing starvation in Yemen, in December 4, The Guardian.

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

Alex de Waal discusses the logic and benefits of a European-Mediterranean integration in The Guardian.

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.