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

  • Famine in Venezuela August 21, 2018
    Starvation in Venezuela By May 2018, approximately 5,000 people per day were leaving Venezuela in search of food (for updated information on Venezuelan refugees see UNHCR). At this rate, 1.8 million people will have left by the end of 2018, joining 1.5 million who have already fled. This is over ten per cent of […]
    Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
  • The Future of Ethiopia: Developmental State or Political Marketplace? August 20, 2018
    On the anniversary of Meles Zenawi’s death six years ago, the WPF has published a new Occasional Paper, “The Future of Ethiopia: Developmental State or Political Marketplace?” by Alex de Waal. In it, de Waal notes that “Today’s changes in Ethiopia are rapid, confusing and disruptive. They promise openness and democratization, but also contain perils. Like many […]
    World Peace Foundation

News & Media

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.