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By Ernie Regehr

some time past zone century our international has hosted ninety-nine wars, twenty-nine of those are ongoing. The invoice for retaining large shops of guns and a few 70 million humans in uniform at the moment stands at $1.7 trillion a 12 months. of those wars, over eighty five percentage aren't settled at the battlefield; they're fought to desperately hurting stalemates, ultimately being grew to become over to diplomats and politicians who pass looking for no matter what face-saving results should be to be had. And but, leaving behind the convention desk in favour of the battlefield remains to be justified whilst considered as a final resort.

In this courageous and discerning booklet, Ernie Regehr, OC, explains the methods and projects had to steer clear of the futility of world army attempt. Combining 4 many years of expertise in clash zones, advising and prime international relations efforts, construction NGOs and contributing to the adoption of the accountability to guard Act by means of the realm meeting, Regehr boldly indicates that political balance is just not issued from the barrel of a gun.

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