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War and peace

Welcome to Hell

The war in Chechnya rumbles on, with reports of increased fighting and both civilian and military/paramilitary deaths in recent months.

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Struggles in the mirror

In this personal reflection on his work with Christian Peacemaker Teams, Jamey Bouwmeester laments paradises lost.

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Taking risks for peace

Julia Guest reports from the West Bank city of Hebron on the work of the Christian Peacemaker Team and the philosophy behind their approach to nonviolent interventions.

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Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan and Thomas Weber (eds), 'Nonviolent Intervention' ' Across Borders. A Recurrent Vision'

Spark M Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i. Paperback, 369 pp. ISBN 1 880309 11 4. Distributed by University of Hawai'i. Press, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

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Interfering women: Feminist thoughts on nonviolent interventions

Former peace team member Kate Witham challenges us to examine the gender dynamics of nonviolent intervention, arguing that feminist-pacifist interventions may differ because they recognise the links between masculinity, militarism, patriarchal domination and war.

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Expanding the role of international civilian observers

Using the example of Peace Brigades Internationals work in Colombia, Luis Enrique Eguren discusses the significance of the role of international observers in the protection of local people working in conflict.

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Nonviolent intervention at the start of the 21st Century

Why intervene?

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War in the Middle East

By the beginning of November the escalating war in the Middle East had claimed more than 160 lives (predominantly Palestinian), 2000-6000 had been wounded and more than 700 arrested.

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The limits of nonviolent intervention?

Was UNAMETs mission in East Timor an example of an unusually large, unusually well-resourced nonviolent intervention? If so, it presents interesting dilemmas, and perhaps some lessons, for the nonviolent movement, argues Maggie Helwig.

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