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Breaking out of the logic of war: is there a peace perspective for the Russian-Ukrainian war?

Peace educator Werner Wintersteiner brings a peace research perspective to understanding the dynamics of the Russian-Ukraine war and explores the possibilities for peace.  His six observations can serve as a series of inquiries to support critical dialogue on the situation and its potential for resolution and/or transformation.

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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. 

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“Turning Fear into Action”: A Conversation with Cora Weiss

The June 12, 1982 mobilization for the abolition of nuclear weapons was an exercise in turning fear into action. This conversation with Cora Weiss, Robert Richter, and Jim Anderson revisits the NYC march and rally of 1 million persons and explores what made the mobilization possible and the future directions of the nuclear abolition movement.

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Nuclear Weapons and the Ukraine War: A Declaration of Concern

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation supports the call for a broad-scale civil society movement for nuclear abolition and puts forward a proposal to convene a civil society tribunal to address violations of international law flouted by nuclear possessing states. We encourage peace educators to read the declaration to support inquiry into the potential of a civil society tribunal.

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The New Nuclear Era: A Peace Education Imperative for a Civil Society Movement

Michael Klare, a widely known and respected interpreter of global security issues outlines the contours of “The New Nuclear Era.” His essay is a “must-read” for peace educators, who should be aware of his account of the evolution of security policy that has brought us to this present crisis.

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A Message to all UN Member States and Leaders of the United Nations (Ukraine)

“The war in Ukraine threatens not only sustainable development, but the survival of humanity. We call upon all nations, operating in accordance with the UN Charter, to put diplomacy to the service of humanity by ending the war through negotiations before the war ends us all.” – Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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