"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."
INSPECT THIS: WMD Inspections in the United States? Author: Frida Berrigan, World Policy Institute Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/14/2003 Category: Special Report As the controversy over how long the United Nations should continue weapons inspections in Iraq rages on, questions are being raised about the United
President Bush's trip to Africa poses many questions, including the nature of US influence there and elsewhere, the extent to which African states can play off the US against the EU, and the effect on weapons research. Matt Norton in this guest editorial takes a journey through some of the
About the book: When many Americans hear that the US may go to war against another nation, they tend to believe there’s probably a good reason for it or that no viable alternatives exist—or they don’t think about it at all. They trust their leaders to represent them and defend
The collapse and disintegration of the Soviet Union fundamentally altered the structure of international relations and the expression of violent conflict. Where war was once considered the business of nation states, non-state actors and intrastate wars have come to the forefront of global security concerns. Givi Amiranashvili analyses the legal
Dumb, Stupid Animals to be Used Author: Kim Petersen Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 07/04/2007 Category: Book Review Home Front: The Government’s War on Soldiers By Rick Anderson (Clarity Press, 2004) ISBN: 0-932863-41-8 Rick Anderson, a reporter for Seattle Weekly, opens his book, Home Front: The Government’s
Noriko Hashimoto discusses the legal and political arguments around the deployment of Japan's self defense forces (SDF) for overseas missions, going beyond the constitutional debate to question the broader concept of national contributions to international society.
Nuclear Dangers and Challenges to a New Nuclear Policy Author: David Krieger Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 01/04/2008 Category: Policy It is worthwhile asking the question: What are nuclear weapons? In some respects the answer to this question may seem obvious, but this is not necessarily the
Sweden and Norway have successful voluntary restriction of the sale of war toys; Malta prohibits their import; Greece bans television advertising; Australia places some restrictions on imports. The European Parliament recommended that its member states ban advertising of war toys and reduce their sale.
What is your government doing about