April-June 2018: Vol.34, No.2

How Will the World End?
It’s still possible to put a brake on catastrophic events which could bring an end to life on earth. Peace editor Metta Spencer invites you to the “How to Save the World in a Hurry” forum at the University of Toronto, May 30-31.

‘Your Dharma is to Make the World Better’: A conversation with Larry Brilliant
Larry Brilliant is doing his bit to save the world as well as serving as the director of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Just before New Year’s Day 2018, Metta Spencer talked with him about the interplay between soul work and social activism. COMMENT

A Mission of Reconciliation
David Cortright was recently in Vietnam with a Veterans for Peace delegation, engaging in conversations around the infamous defoliant Agent Orange.

Gene Sharp: Freedom, Tyranny, and Peace
The famed theorist of practical nonviolence, who died in January aged 90, left a legacy that called into question long-held assumptions about war and peace, tyranny and freedom, writes James VanHise. COMMENT

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
Here’s the very succinct list which Gene Sharp devised in 1971. It draws on nonviolent protest methods employed in different struggles, and by different cultures, throughout history.

The Non-Existent Palestine Lives
Palestine lives indeed, despite uneven development and harassment, both petty and significant, from Israel’s instruments of state power. Abraham Weizfeld writes from Nablus in the West Bank.

Bahrain: The Hidden Revolution
Unlike their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt, Bahrain’s Arab Spring protesters demanded reforms rather than the fall of the regime. Seven years on, the dream of peace is still alive, despite the lack of government action, writes Yusur Al-Bahrani

The Middle East’s Nuclear Technology Clock Starts to Tick
It’s not just Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. As James Dorsey notes, other Middle Eastern states—such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan—are in the market for technologies which could further destabilize the region.

Newsworthy: Treaty violation; Nuclear posture review

Review: Shreesh Juyal and John Duncan (eds.), Peace Issues in the 21st Century Global Context, reviewed by John Bacher.

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