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Alex de Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is the author of Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine, The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power, and editor of Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Activism.
A civil war in the northern region of Tigray broke out in November. Denial within the international community has prevented much-needed humanitarian aid.
We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.
The famine in Yemen is not simply “man-made.” Particular men are responsible, and they should be brought to justice.
The crisis of liberal capitalism has arrived, bringing us to the brink of total global war.
Two new British reports deliver a damning and decisive verdict on the politics of interventionism.
The vote will have consequences far beyond the UK's borders.
The West likes morality plays with clear heroes and villains, in which we play the role of savior.
It creates more violent terrorists and leaves no one who can talk peace.
At USAID there’s one simple thing you can commit to: no famine.
Epidemics are not security crises. But the army is often our only tool.
On understanding and ending the horror
The vanishing legacy of Operation Restore Hope.