WMD, Nukes & Nuns by William Strabala

By William Strabala

The place are the WMD? It doesn t take a workforce of overseas inspectors to discover the reality. 3 nuns played this carrier at no cost. WMD, Nukes & Nuns contrasts the activities of 3 Dominican nuns (now convicts) who non-violently "discovered" war-crime WMD within the heartland of the USA whereas Bush was once getting ready to salary battle in Iraq at the pretext of comparable war-crime goods over there. while the US despatched its army forces into Iraq since Saddam may have had guns of Mass Destruction, 3 nuns got down to open the US s eyes to the WMDs we cherish the following at domestic. Armed with not anything yet a rosary, a choice for ethical braveness, and a couple of fence-cutting pliers, 3 nuns spilled their very own blood from child bottles at the concrete dome of a missile silo in the course of the sagebrush prairie. The level was once set for this peaceable protest by means of a chain of occasions rooted in diplomatic and monetary machinations going again to 1991 and earlier than. No signal of WMD used to be present in Iraq, although no stone was once left unturned and no workplace left unburned. right here within the US, 3 nuns have been despatched to detention center for undermining nationwide protection. it appears, not anyone appreciates an unforeseen take-heed call. 3 nuns went to detention center - and the total global went to hell in a handbasket. This publication is ready the injustice of the united states federal courts which despatched the nuns to penitentiary for virtuous behavior, and the general public that most popular to not pay attention approximately it. It s approximately political immorality and the which means of justice in a kingdom the place it kind of feels to be unlawful to hold out non-violent protests opposed to mass killing. The ebook additionally unearths the company resources of the guns of mass destruction (WMD) that have been dropped at Saddam Hussein within the Eighties and increases troubling questions about accountability. probably those that tire of a conflict forever can be curious adequate to invite questions, such as:- Who particularly owned WMDs at the moment? - Who used to be a possibility to the US s defense? - Who unilaterally voided nuclear treaties? - Who positioned the united states on a first-strike pre-emptive struggle footing? - Who lied? - Who profited from a struggle designed round the body-bags of 2,000+ American lives? - Who as soon as manage Saddam Hussein as a CIA asset to salary conflict opposed to Iran after which double-crossed him?

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34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon by Amos Harel

By Amos Harel

This is the 1st accomplished account of the development of the second one Lebanese struggle, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier at the morning of July 12, 2006, during the hasty determination for an competitive reaction; the fateful discussions within the cupboard and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy scuffling with in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York.  

The e-book solutions the subsequent questions: has Israel discovered the fitting classes from this failed military confrontation? What can Western nations study from the IDF's failure opposed to a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization?  And what position did Iran and Syria play during this affair?

34 Days delivers the 1st blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon battle and new insights for the way forward for the zone and its results at the West. 

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Global Refugee Crisis: A Reference Handbook by Mark Gibney

By Mark Gibney

There are disparate parts to the worldwide refugee problem: first, there are approximately forty six million refugees and Internally Displaced people (IDPs), so much of whom are suffering to outlive within the poorest and such a lot violent nations on this planet, and moment, our interpretation of overseas human rights legislations permits this situation to worsen.

Refugee safety has been a longstanding coverage that ostensibly protects sufferers of human rights violations from different nations. truly, security is basically negated by way of systematic efforts by way of industrialized states to lessen the variety of refugees arriving on the borders. This ebook presents a entire exam of this around the world challenge and rejects the concept that the vast majority of asylum seekers abuse the approach to achieve front into the country.

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Waging Peace in Our Schools by Linda Lantieri

By Linda Lantieri

From the biggest and so much profitable college projects in social and emotional studying within the country-The Resolving clash Creatively software, now lively in additional than 350 faculties nationwide-comes a robust, useful advisor for educating children to empathize, mediate, negotiate, and create peace. The authors handle every thing from minor schoolyard conflicts to violent outbursts, and provide educators and oldsters confirmed innovations for reinforcing kid's emotional, social, and clash answer talents.

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War, Virtual War and Society: The Challenge to Communities by Andrew R. Wilson, Mark L. Perry

By Andrew R. Wilson, Mark L. Perry

Infrequently do teachers and policymakers find a way to take a seat jointly and think about the broadest results of conflict. Our comprehension has typically been constrained to war's explanations, execution, merchandising, competition, and rapid political and fiscal ends and aftermath. yet simply as public future health researchers have gotten conscious of unforeseen, sophisticated and strong outcomes of human fiscal motion, we're commencing to observe that conflict has many brief- and long term outcomes that we poorly comprehend yet can't find the money for to forget. those papers give a contribution to a transforming into discourse between lecturers, students and lawmakers that's wondering and rethinking the character and goal of struggle. by way of learning the results of warfare on groups we will extra quite simply comprehend and expect the implications of current and destiny conflicts. Such an figuring out may well good permit us to devise and execute army motion with a extra essentially outlined set of post-war pursuits in brain. while generally a central authority at struggle seeks the defeat of the adversary as its fundamental and infrequently sole objective, via a clearer knowing of war's results different goals also will develop into famous. conflict, like surgical procedure, may perhaps steadily develop into extra sophisticated, may perhaps reduce harm in ways in which are presently incredible, and will contain an more and more heavy accountability to organize for and facilitate reconstruction. tasks akin to this quantity are, after all, basically the start. The extra we comprehend the evolving nature of battle, the higher ready we are going to be to guard groups from its damaging results.

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How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and by Jeni Whalan

By Jeni Whalan

While robust states and overseas firms choose to reply to violent clash worldwide, their most popular coverage tool is to set up peace operations -- associations that needs to serve either the foreign politics in their construction in addition to the fractured neighborhood societies they target to transform.

But whereas their overseas face has been broadly analysed, we all know much less approximately how peace operations functionality 'on the ground.' In How Peace Operations Work, Jeni Whalan addresses this serious size of peacekeeping. She analyses the effectiveness of peace operations via an area lens, asking new questions on how they paintings, and producing new insights approximately how they could be made to paintings better.

What emerges is the overriding value of neighborhood legitimacy -- the notion between neighborhood actors peace operation, its group of workers, and its goals are correct, reasonable, and applicable. How Peace Operations Work demonstrates that after neighborhood actors understand a peace operation to be valid, they're prone to support the operation in achieving its objectives. This ebook combines novel theoretical development with wealthy empirical paintings, drawing on in-depth case reports of the United international locations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and the nearby advice project to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to suggest a brand new method of learning the effectiveness of peace operations, and a collection of useful thoughts that problem key components of winning peace operations coverage.

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Debating the End of Yugoslavia by Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš

By Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš

International locations hardly disappear off the map. within the twentieth century, just a couple of nations shared this destiny with Yugoslavia. The dissolution of Yugoslavia resulted in the most important battle in Europe seeing that 1945, enormous human rights violations and over 100,000 sufferers. Debating the tip of Yugoslavia is much less an try and re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to supply a distinct narrative, than to take inventory and think about the scholarship to this point. New assets and information supply clean avenues of study keeping off the fervour of the instant that regularly characterised examine released in the course of the wars and supply modern views at the dissolution. The publication outlines the country of the controversy instead of targeting controversies on my own and maps how various scholarly groups have mirrored at the dissolution of the rustic, what arguments stay open in scholarly discourse and highlights new, leading edge paths to check the interval.

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