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John Gittings, The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq

OUP Oxford, 2012; 320pp; £18.99


For an Olympic Peace

Pat Gaffney surveys faith groups' Olympic activism


The White Book of Peace

The White Book of Carmarthen is one of the most extraordinary peace movement projects in the world.  


Masculinities, violence, and peacemaking

Arguing that complex social masculinities coexist—as opposed to a biologically determined singular form of masculinity—Bob Connell believes that a strategy for peace concerned with masculinities does not demand a complete break with patterns of behaviour men are familiar with. In fact, he argues, some of the qualities in "traditional" definitions of masculinity—such as courage and steadfastness—are needed in the cause of peace.


Rice to the starving people of North Korea!

According to the South Korean government's estimate, the amount of food needed to feed the North Korean population for the grain financial year of 2003 (November 2002 - October 2003) is 6.

Sex and the peacekeeping soldier: the new UN resolution

In October, for the first time, the UN adopted a resolution on women, peace and security. Angela Mackay looks at how this may impact current UN peacekeeping operations and the relationship peacekeepers have with local women.


What everyone needs to know about Darfur

PN: What is your background in relation to Darfur?

African peacebuilders undermined

How local peace efforts in Northern Uganda were trumped by the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrants


Julie Flint and Alex de Waal, 'Darfur: A New History of a Long War', revised and updated edition

Zed Books, 2008, ISBN 978 1 842779 50 7; 320pp, £12.99


'Soldiers of Peace', (dir) Tim Wise

One Tree Films 2008, 85 mins