Vol.31, No.4: October-December 2015
So What Makes a New War New?
A US airstrike on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, September 2014.
The “New Wars” of the 21st century are confounding our expectations of armed conflict. They have a different logic, and require different responses, as Mary Kaldor explains to Metta Spencer in New Wars and Old COMMENT
Also in this issue
Gandhi Katha: A Life Lived According to Gita COMMENT
Rama Shankar Singh recalls the wisdom of Narayan Desai, the nonviolent activist who knew Gandhi well—his father Mahadev was the Mahatma’s secretary—and who died in March this year aged 90.
Pope Francis and a New Dialogue COMMENT
Never has a papal encyclical generated so much interest and attention as this year’s Laudato Si’. Michael Taylor Ross looks at how the Pope has worked with other faiths, scientists, and secular activists to reach a profound understanding of the relationship between faith and ecology.
Implement Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations COMMENT
Janet Nicol gives a guide to action for people who wish to learn more, or to participate more fully, in the process of reconciliation with Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
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