Peace Magazine

Vol.32, No.1: January-March 2016

New Year, new hope?

installation at the COP21 climate change summit, Paris, Nov-Dec 2015.

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A Chat with Lloyd Axworthy
As Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lloyd Axworthy took a key role in enacting treaties on landmines, child soldiers, and the International Criminal Court. Metta Spencer spoke with him before the November Eric Fawcett Memorial Lecture, where he was the keynote speaker. COMMENT

Opposing Putin’s War on the Environment
Best-practice conservationist policies were introduced into the Soviet Union during Stalin’s later years—policies which have recently been junked by what many Russians are calling “Pollutionocracy,” John Bacher reports. COMMENT

Banning Short-Range Nuclear-Capable Missiles from South Asia
Researcher Debalina Ghoshal proposes an arms control treaty which would be in the interests of both India and Pakistan, and which could lead to a more comprehensive settlement between the two nuclear powers. COMMENT

Dietrich Fischer 1941-2015
With his friend Johan Galtung, Dietrich Fischer was a co-founder of the peace, development, and environment network Transcend. Farah Jaffer remembers a beloved peace worker and researcher.

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