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

  • Transnational Conflict in Africa: A New Field of Study and a Shift in Policy Priorities October 15, 2019
    It’s rare in political science to be able to say, authoritatively, that an extensive sub-field of study has been operating under a false assumption, and that there’s an adjacent sub-field that has been almost entirely neglected. But this is the case with civil war and transnational/inter-state war in Africa. A Google Scholar search for the […]
    Alex DeWaal
  • Reflections on Famine Crime, Global War and Activism October 9, 2019
    From the end of the Cold War until the mid 2,000’s, there had been a downward trend in the number of conflicts and conflict-related deaths. Alex de Waal’s concept of ‘famine crimes’ represents a singular and significant attempt to understand the reversal we are now seeing.[1] In drawing our attention to the procedural […]
    Mark Duffield

News and Media

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.

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"

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