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War and peace

From peacekeeping to "peace operations"

Peacekeeping has changed a lot since 1956, when Lester B Pearson--then Canadian Foreign Minister--proposed that the UN send an international force to the Sinai desert to prevent fighting.

Responsibility to protect


Can't bomb the world to peace

Howard Clark argues that preparing to intervene in an emergency is no substitute for addressing the roots of war, and that, ultimately, peace depends on the people.


Building an alternative to military intervention

There are many possibilities forcivilian intervention in conflicts. Today the UN, the OSCE,and even NATO, speak of the importance of civilian personnel in complexpeace-keeping missions.

Community is the currency

There can be no peace without the unity of humankind and specific structures of inclusive social justice. That thought reflects the mature form of every major religion.

Diana Francis, 'Rethinking War and Peace'

Pluto Press, 2004. ISBN 0 7453 2167 9; 192pp; price £14.99


Khassan Baiev, 'The Oath: a surgeon under fire'

Walker & Company, 2003. ISBN 0 7434 3036 0; 347pp; see http://www.theoathbook.com/


Lt Gen Romeo Dallaire, 'Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda'

Random House of Canada, 2003. ISBN 0 6793 1171 8; HB 562pp; price US$39.95


Darfur protests continue

Over the past three months there have been growing protests at the ongoing violence in Darfur.

Thomas Goltz, 'Chechnya Diary: A War Correspondent's Story of Surviving the War in Chechnya'

Thomas Dunne Books, 2004. ISBN 0 312 26874 2; US$27.95; 352pp HB