Alex de Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation, at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He published The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power in Polity Press, 2015.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Europe’s challenge in the Horn of Africa
A combination of a top-down approach aimed at preventing wars, and a bottom-up approach framed by the people’s...
Published in: TransformationDesigner activism and post-democracy
For campaigners committed to transformational social change, the unscripted howl of celebrities is a weak peg on...
The LRA: what's to be done?
Supporters of the Kony 2012 campaign have posed two questions to critics: 'what would you do?', and 'what's the...
Don't elevate Kony
What is Kony2012? The apologists for Invisible Children call it “raising awareness.” Alex de Waal calls it peddling...
The contest over peace and security in Africa
The dominant interventionist approach to peace and security in Africa by-passes the hard work of creating domestic...