Peace Magazine

Vol.34, No.4: Oct-Dec 2018

Talking about famine

In 1998, there was a devastating famine in South Sudan. It was made by war and forcible dispossession, destroying the basis of society. The death rates in that famine were far higher than would have been the case in a less militarized situation. Alex de Waal and Metta Spencer discuss mass starvation and its roots in armed conflict. Read the full article here.

Also in this issue

A Call to Reject Arms: A New UN Signpost to a Road Less Taken
António Guterres wants to eliminate war as an instrument of foreign policy. Sean Howard looks at the Secretary-General’s most recent initiative, the Agenda for Disarmament: Securing our Common Future.

Lessons from Mayak: The Effects of Environmental Plutonium Exposure
For more than seven decades, a nuclear disaster has been unfolding in the Ural mountains of Russia. Adam Wynne describes the explosions, containment failures, and plutonium leaks which have plagued the site and surrounding regions since 1946.

Web extras

Toronto City Council Endorses UN Ban Treaty
The Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition has initiated a new strategy for pressuring the federal government to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by lobbying Toronto City Council, writes Anton Wagner.

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Updated 08 November 2018

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