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Global Conflicts & Militarization

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To End All Wars

All forms of conflict are ultimately fuelled by a fragmented state of human consciousness, reflected today in the breakdown of that which is collective. To finally end war and restore the planet's life-support systems, we need to reintegrate our awareness, recognise our common purpose and work towards universally held aspirations, argues Doug Griffin. 

Nuclear Weapons are not Instruments of Peace!

To believe that nuclear weapons are a generally positive contributor to establishing a just and peaceful world is an irresponsible view. It is unimaginable to reach any plateau of global justice without acting with resolve to rid the world of nuclear weaponry, argues Richard Falk.

China’s Role in a World of Scarce Resources

With growing competition over the world's increasingly scarce natural resources, governments will only be able to avoid future military conflict by embracing a policy of economic cooperation that prioritises resource conservation and climate change mitigation, argues Richard Heinberg.

Security by Design

We urgently need to move beyond our limited concept of national security as being exclusively aligned to military power. A larger vision of security must also include factors that promote the internal resilience of the nation, such as public health, education and environmental sustainability, explains David Orr.

Moving from a War Economy to a Peace Economy

Creating a more stable peace-based local economy demands shifting from military to civilian work in factories, laboratories, and military bases. It is time for the peace movement to capture people's imagination with the concept of economic conversion, writes Mary Beth Sullivan.

The Almighty Influence of the Arms Trade

The arms business is the most corrupt and deadly trade in the world, and also one of the least regulated. What will it take for governments to stand up to an industry with so much political clout? Andrew Feinstein and Dinyar Godrej discuss in the New Internationalist.

Libya and the Limits to the R2P

Some cheer the "Responsibility to Protect" as a breakthrough in international relations, but the dangers of another western intervention in a Muslim Arab country show the near impossibility of peacekeeping in times of war. By Pyllis Bennis.

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