Context: “On the heels of a meeting between North and South Korea in which Kim Jong-un reportedly put denuclearization on the table, a grassroots coalition of more than 200 anti-war organizations and activists sent an open letter (pdf) to President Donald Trump on Thursday
This analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest When do people support war, when do they support diplomacy? In this study, the authors examined if and how the framing of questions impacts how the public supports
This analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest Conflict is viewed differently by all actors involved, especially by those at the various levels of diplomacy working to bring conflict to a peaceful resolution. This research
U.S. Vice President Pence is condemning North Korea’s participation in the Olympics as “propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic games”
"We believe the best way to proceed would be to first hold bilateral 'talks about talks' without preconditions." Track-2 Diplomacy does not use carrots and sticks, focuses on problem-solving, changes the perceptions on both sides and paves the way for official negotiations.
Inside this issue, we analyze research on the negligent dismissal of environmental and health considerations during the world’s race to develop nuclear weapons. The second analysis examines how the perceived legitimacy, power, and language of certain people can influence thinking and policy on nuclear disarmament efforts. The third analysis examines how gender and Western domination of knowledge shape nuclear discourse. In the fourth analysis, we highlight the importance of devaluing nuclear weapons not only as material, but as social objects. Finally, we examine empirical research that considers U.S. proximity and power as the main contributor to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
This article critically examines common arguments explaining North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Testing the arguments against a set of hypotheses, the author offers an alternative perspective he considers better grounded in evidence. The article is situated in the context
The Myth War is the last resort Debunk People assume and expect that decisions to use force are made when no other options exist. No war can satisfy the conditions of absolute last resort. There always are many good, nonviolent