U.N. General Assembly: Can It Provide the Needed Global Leadership?

27 Sep 2019 – The international relations specialist Stanley Hoffmann once quipped “Goals are easy to describe. What matters more is a strategy for reaching them.”  The United Nations through its annual debates in the General Assembly;  its special world conferences such as
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Professor John Trent. United Nations Reform and NGO Action

John E. Trent sets out there are times; often in the early period of the coming of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations; when there are discussions of structural changes in the U.N. We are in such a period today, and
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The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution.

By Bernard Mayer. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000,263pp.) From his long experience as a mediator, Bernard Mayer writes “What makes a successful peacemaker or conflict resolver is not a set of processes, methodologies, or tactics; it is a way of thinking, a set
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The Doomsday Machine. Confessions of a nuclear war planner.

By Lawrence S. Wittner. It’s not every day that an insider tells us how preparations for nuclear war have been proceeding. So, when one does, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. Daniel Ellsberg Although Daniel Ellsberg is best-known for his 1971
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Jan Christian Smuts: What Rises Converges

Jan Christian Smuts (1870 – 1950 ) It has been my lot to have passed many of the years of my life amid the conflicts of men; in their wars and in their Council Chambers.  Everywhere I have seen men search and
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Kamoludin Abdullaev and Catherine Barnes Politics of Compromise.

The Tajikistan Peace Process (London: Conciliation Resources, 2001, 99pp.) In comparison with many of the current intra-state conflicts, the inter-Tajik violence is notable both for its rapid escalation to war in 1992, less than a year after formal independence, and for its
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Nadar Hashemi and Danny Postel (Eds). The Syria Dilemma.

(Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013) What should and should not do the international community in response to the current Syrian crisis? What is our responsibility in nongovernmental organizations and international grassroots movements? Would “humanitarian intervention” be helpful to Syrians?  These are
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Simone Panter-Brick Gandhi and Nationalism.

The Path to Indian Independence (London: I.B. Tauris, 2012, 225pp)Simone Panter-Brick Simone Panter-Brick had written two earlier books on Mahatma Gandhi: Gandhi against Machiavellism: Non-violence in Politics and Gandhi and the Middle East. Here, in a book written just before her death,
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Oliver P. Richmond and Henry F. Carey (Eds); Subcontracting Peace.

The Challenges of the NGO Peacebuilding (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 267pp.) As Kim Reinann writes in this useful overview of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the peacebuilding field “In the past two decades, the number and influence of NGOs has grown dramatically, leading
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