There is a general sense in the international development and peacebuilding fields that all good things go together—in particular, that security, peace, and development all reinforce one another. This consensus shows up in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG
A byproduct of the United States’ post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is the vast amount of attention these conflicts have gained from the world’s academic communities. The authors count over 275 published articles and 80 books on the subject
Sanctions have the capacity to severely hinder a country’s economic growth and their ability to maintain a strong military presence. This article provides further insight into the important role sanctions play in international politics, especially when used as a tool
The Myth Wars are for peace & democracy Debunk Wars for democracy are unsuccessful. The US has a long history or invading and occupying others. War is more likely to happen when there is oil. Forcing democracies does not work.
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
The Myth Humans will always go to war Debunk War has not always been around, humans invented war. Most of the time in human history we did not wage wars. It’s not in our genes. We have to be trained