Sudan's New War and Prospects for Peace
Sudan: Making Sense of a Senseless War
Alex de Waal analyzes the history, current dynamics, and prospects for peace.
On the Closer of the Walpole Prison
What happens when the oil money dries up?
In fragile states with oil economies, wealth sharing cements political settlements. Will global decarbonization spell conflict and repression in these countries? What can be done to ensure the energy transition brings peace and democracy?
COVID & Prison
Covid Diagnosed The System
The pandemic devastated American prisons. But for many incarcerated people it wasn't the biggest challenge they faced. COVID newly exposed the failures of mass incarceration and underlined the need for real change.
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We are living in a time of new global arms races.
There is almost no public or policy discussion about the implications. Our project aims to change this through policy, research & activism.
Revitalizing Debate on the Global Arms Trade
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Revitalizing Debate on the Global Arms Trade:

Invigorating debate on the Arms Trade through policy, research, and activism.

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Congratulations to WPF's Executive Director, Alex de Waal on receiving the 2023 Royal Anthropological Institute’s Huxley Award! Read more about the award on our blog.

In the News

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.’

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.






















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