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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


Peace Pays!

This month sees the launch of a new interactive website from Conscience The Peace Tax Campaign.

Compiled and edited by Peace Direct, 'Unarmed Heroes: The Courage to Go Beyond Violence'

Clairview Books 2004; ISBN 1 9026 3652 X; Pb 257pp; £10.95


Not enough peacekeepers?

The word at the UN is that there is a “commitment gap” - that is, the world's militarily most powerful countries want to see more military intervention around the world, but are reluctant

From peacekeeping to "peace operations"

Peacekeeping has changed a lot since 1956, when Lester B Pearson--then Canadian Foreign Minister--proposed that the UN send an international force to the Sinai desert to prevent fighting.

Prophets in Pakistan

“So how was Pakistan?” Friends eager to know more about my recent work in the Islamic Republic have had to wait patiently as I search my vocabulary for the appropriate words.

Two statements from March 2002 on the breakdown of peace negotiations

Women and peace organisations speak out.


Decentralised co-operation on peace-building

Cooperation for development has long ceased to be the prerogative of states.