Opinion

Peace Education in Indonesia

Muhammad Syawal Djamil suggests that peace education, rooted in Islamic principles, can be sown through family and educational institutions in Indonesia to nurture awareness to the importance of peace and can support the development of a civilized and just society.

Physics and Peace Education

Riyan Setiawan Uki discusses how to teach peace education through physics. The original article is in Indonesian language.

Luck is not a strategy…

Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament argues that we cannot rely on luck to protect us from the risk of nuclear war. As we mark the 77th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must remember what nuclear use means, and try and understand what nuclear war would look like today.

On the anniversary of Nagasaki, it’s time to rethink nuclear strategy and ending the war in Ukraine

On the anniversary of the US dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki (August 9, 1945) it is imperative that we examine the failures of nuclear deterrence as a security policy.  Oscar Arias and Jonathan Granoff suggest nuclear weapons play a minimal deterrence role in NATO and put forth a bold proposal of making preparations for the withdrawal of all U.S. nuclear warheads from Europe and Turkey as a preliminary step to opening negotiations with Russia. 

Of Foxes and Chicken Coops* – Reflections on the “Failure of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”

UN member states have failed to fulfill their UNSCR 1325 obligations, with the virtual shelving of much-heralded plans of action. However, it is clear that the failure lies not in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, nor in the Security Council resolution which gave rise to it, but rather among the member states that have stonewalled rather than implemented National Action Plans. “Where are the women?” a speaker at the Security Council recently asked. As Betty Reardon observes, the women are on the ground, working in direct actions to fulfill the agenda.

What I Know About Human Life as a Nuclear Downwinder

Mary Dickson is a survivor of nuclear weapons testing. Over the decades since the first tests at the Nevada test site, victims of nuclear testing have suffered death, limited life spans, and lives of pain and physical disability. Dickson seeks accountability and reparations for other victims, factors to consider in assessing the ethics of nuclear policy.

A Day to Reflect on Peace Education and the Earth Crisis

The environment, along with nuclear weapons, now looms as an existential threat to the survival of humanity. We hope that peace educators will observe World Environment Day by reflecting on how this issue relates to and impacts the curricula and pedagogy of their respective approaches to peace education.

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