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Ernie Regehr - Disarming Conflict - 9781783603558 - V9781783603558
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Disarming Conflict

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Description for Disarming Conflict Hardback. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: JPSF; JWA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .
In the past quarter century our world has hosted ninety-nine wars, twenty-nine of these are ongoing. The bill for maintaining huge stores of weapons and some 70 million people in uniform currently stands at $1.7 trillion a year. Of these wars, over 85 percent are not settled on the battlefield; they are fought to desperately hurting stalemates, eventually being turned over to diplomats and politicians who go in search of whatever face-saving outcomes may still be available. And yet, abandoning the conference table in favour of the battlefield is still justified when viewed as a last resort. In this brave ... Read more

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About Ernie Regehr
Ernie Regehr OC is co-founder of Project Ploughshares, one of Canada's leading peace and security NGOs, senior fellow in Arctic security at The Simons Foundation of Vancouver, and research fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, the University of Waterloo.

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'Disarming Conflict provides one of the most succinct and persuasive cases for the mitigation and drawing down of modern warfare, not just for its brutality and destructiveness, but for its inability to fulfill its own deluded purpose.' Literary Review of Canada `From Afghanistan and Iraq to Sudan and beyond, this book exposes the futility of war. ... Read more

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