WMD, Nuns and Nukes by William Strabala

By William Strabala

The place are the WMD? It does not take a crew of foreign inspectors to discover the reality. 3 nuns played this provider at no cost. at the same time the US despatched its army forces into Iraq given that Saddam "might" have had guns of Mass Destruction, 3 nuns got down to open America's eyes to the WMDs we cherish the following at domestic. Armed with not anything yet a rosary, a choice for ethical braveness, and 2 fence-cutting pliers, 3 nuns spilled their very own blood from child bottles at the concrete dome of a missile silo in the middle of the sagebrush prairie. The degree used to be set for this peaceable protest by means of a series of occasions rooted in diplomatic and fiscal machinations going again to 1991 and prior to. No signal of WMD was once present in Iraq, notwithstanding no stone was once left unturned and no workplace left unburned. right here within the US, 3 nuns have been despatched to reformatory for "undermining nationwide security." it sounds as if, not anyone appreciates an unforeseen serious warning call. 3 nuns went to detention center - and the total international went to hell in a handbasket. This publication is set the injustice of the united states federal courts which despatched the nuns to reformatory for virtuous behavior, and the general public that most popular to not listen approximately it. it is approximately political immorality and the which means of justice in a kingdom the place it kind of feels to be unlawful to hold out non-violent protests opposed to mass killing. The e-book additionally unearths the company assets of the guns of mass destruction (WMD) that have been dropped at Saddam Hussein within the Eighties and increases troubling questions about accountability. ** Journalist and previous Catholic seminarian William Strabala lines a number of the purposes for the Bush-led wars opposed to Iraq and issues to the monetary pursuits that make such adventures attractive, even if they probability igniting international conflict III. His final ebook, Prophets with no Honor: A Requiem for ethical Patriotism (Algora 2002), co-authored through Michael Palecek, relates the tales of a dozen clergymen who went to penitentiary for anti-war protests and for highlighting the lurid connections among mammoth company, foreign politics, own avarice and amorality that experience enabled the USA to use and oppress 3rd global populations.

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Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq by Shannon Meehan, Roger Thompson

By Shannon Meehan, Roger Thompson

Less than the blazing Iraqi solar in the summertime of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant within the U.S. military, ordered a strike that will take the lives of blameless Iraqi civilians. He idea he was once doing the precise factor. He inspiration he was once holding his males. He inspiration that he may in simple terms kill the enemy, yet within the ruins of the strike, he discovers his mistake and uncovers a tragedy.

for many of his deployment in Iraq, Lt. Meehan felt that he were made for a existence within the army. A tank commander, he labored within the violent Diyala Province, effectively battling the insurgency through a variety of Sunni and Shia factions. He used to be celebrated by way of his senior officials and adorned with medals. but if the U.S. surge to retake Iraq in 2006 and 2007 ultimately driven into Baqubah, a city nearly completely managed by way of al Qaida, Meehan could make the choice that might switch his existence.

This is the genuine tale of 1 soldier's try to reconcile what he has performed with what he felt he needed to do. Stark and devastating, it recounts first-hand the truth of a brand new form of conflict that is still mostly unstated and forgotten at the frontlines of Iraq.

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Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies by Charles Webel, Johan Galtung

By Charles Webel, Johan Galtung

This significant new Handbook provides a state of the art and transdisciplinary review of the most matters, debates, state of the art tools, and key ideas in peace and clash reports this present day.

The fields of peace and clash stories have grown exponentially when you consider that being initiated via Professor Johan Galtung part a century in the past. they've got cast a transdisciplinary identification special from protection experiences, political technology, and diplomacy.

The quantity is split into 4 sections:

  • understanding and reworking conflict
  • creating peace
  • supporting peace
  • peace around the disciplines.

Each part good points new essays via distinct foreign students and execs operating in peace reviews and clash solution and transformation. Drawing from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and political positions, the editors and participants provide topical and enduring methods to peace and clash experiences.

The Handbook of Peace and clash Studies might be crucial interpreting for college kids of peace experiences, clash experiences and clash answer. it is going to even be of curiosity and use to practitioners in clash answer and NGOs, in addition to coverage makers and diplomats.

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Warriors and Peacemakers: How Third Parties Shape Violence by Mark Cooney

By Mark Cooney

Why perform a little conflicts strengthen into violence whereas others deplete harmlessly? below what situations will humans kill, and why?

While murder has been considered principally within the pathological phrases of "crime" and "deviance," violence, Mark Cooney contends, is a naturally-occurring type of clash stumbled on all through historical past and throughout cultures below yes social stipulations. Cooney has analyzed the social keep watch over of murder inside and throughout over 30 societies and interviewed a number of dozens of prisoners incarcerated for homicide or manslaughter, in addition to individuals in their households. Violence comparable to murder can merely be understood, he argues, via transcending the normal specialise in the social features of the killer and sufferers, and by means of the position performed through relatives, associates, friends, onlookers, law enforcement officials, and judges. those 3rd events could be a resource of peace or violence, reckoning on how they're configured particularly instances. Violence prospers, Cooney demonstrates, whilst authority is both very robust or very susceptible and while third-party ties are robust and bounds among teams sharply defined.

Drawing on contemporary conception within the full of life new sociological speciality of clash administration, Mark Cooney has culled an enormous array of facts from smooth and preindustrial societies to supply us with the 1st basic sociological research of human violence.

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War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond by Director of the Nobel Institute and Professor Adjunct Geir

By Director of the Nobel Institute and Professor Adjunct Geir Lundestad, Olav Njolstad

On the flip of the twenty first Century, the area was once instantly gripped by way of the conflict on Terrorism through the Iraq warfare. In mirrored image, the 20 th Century was once a interval marked via large technological and financial development — however it used to be additionally the main violent century in human historical past. It witnessed horrendous global wars, in addition to the conflicts through the chilly conflict. Why do wars over and over erupt between countries, relatively the nice Powers? What are the first components that force international locations to violence — strength, status, ideology or territory? Or is it encouraged by means of natural worry and distrust? Peering nervously on the twenty first Century, we wonder if American supremacy and globalization can help verify peace and balance. Or will shifts in energy with the emergence of recent fiscal super-nations result in extra tensions and conflicts during this century?

Together with 29 Peace Nobel laureates, an excellent staff of students accrued in Oslo, Norway, on December 6, 2001, for the three-day Nobel Centennial Symposium to debate ''The Conflicts of the twentieth Century and the suggestions for the twenty first Century''. learn this e-book for the students' candid insights and analyses, in addition to their thought-provoking perspectives at the elements that resulted in conflicts within the twentieth Century and even if the twenty first Century could be a extra peaceable one. this can be a infrequent — and doubtless the easiest and in basic terms — ebook compilation of the hugely highbrow analyses via international specialists and Nobel Peace laureates at the perennial problems with struggle & Peace.

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The Peace Progressives and American Foreign Relations by Robert David Johnson

By Robert David Johnson

This intensively researched quantity covers a formerly missed element of yank heritage: the international coverage point of view of the peace progressives, a bloc of dissenters within the U.S. Senate, among 1913 and 1935. The Peace Progressives and American overseas Relations is the 1st full-length paintings to target those senators throughout the height in their collective impact. Robert David Johnson exhibits that during formulating an anti-imperialist coverage, the peace progressives complex the left-wing substitute to the Wilsonian agenda.

The event of worldwide warfare I, and particularly Wilson's postwar peace cost, unified the gang in the back of the concept the USA should still play an lively global function because the champion of weaker states. Senators Asle Gronna of North Dakota, Robert l. a. Follette and John Blaine of Wisconsin, and William Borah of Idaho, between others, argued that this anti-imperialist imaginative and prescient could reconcile American beliefs not just with the country's international coverage duties but in addition with American monetary pursuits. In utilising this ideology to either inter-American and ecu affairs, the peace progressives emerged because the strongest competition to the business-oriented internationalism of the decade's Republican administrations, whereas formulating some of the most entire opinions of yankee overseas coverage ever to emerge from Congress.

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The Roots of Balkanization: Eastern Europe C.E. 500-1500 by Ion Grumeza

By Ion Grumeza

Balkanization is a contemporary time period describing the fragmentation and re-division of nations and international locations within the Balkan Peninsula, in addition to a dynamic that means "the Balkan approach of doing things."The Roots of Balkanization describes the ancient alterations that came about within the Balkan Peninsula after the cave in of the Roman Empire and their impression in japanese lands. It develops conclusions reached within the author's past ebook, Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of old japanese Europe, protecting 500 B.C.-A.D. 500.Balkan multi-ethnicity was once shaped after the 5th century, while barbarian invaders settled and violently combined with the local old countries. by means of sword and terror, warlords grew to become kings and their confederations of tribes grew to become country international locations. New societies emerged below the blessing of the Orthodox Church, basically to struggle opposed to one another over disputed land that finally got here to be occupied through different invaders. The involvement of western powers and the Ottoman enlargement prompted extra grievances and violence, culminating with the autumn of Constantinople in 1453 and the top of the Byzantine Empire. The medieval tradition of the Balkans survived and keeps to play a massive function in how enterprise and political existence is carried out this day in jap Europe.

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European Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons and by United Nations

By United Nations

The illicit exchange, accumulation and use of small fingers and lightweight guns, and the presence of explosive remnants of struggle, exacerbate clash, threaten human lifestyles, undermine improvement and abate the restoration of war-torn societies. The unfold of small palms and their misuse are frequently relating to the vicious circle of poverty, lack of confidence and underdevelopment. This record goals to supply the ecu Union with an outline of small palms and explosive remnants of warfare difficulties and present responses, in addition to an research of chosen ecu activities in those parts and an evaluate in their effectiveness.

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