The US Has a New Strategy for War

November 01, 2018

The generals in the US are getting high on their intense new strategies of warfare. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. The news cycle thrives on suspense. It starts with the ongoing drama pitting nation against region (Brexit), moves on to newly-elected presidents opposing dissent but in...

‪Agony in Aleppo: Inside Syria’s Al-Quds Hospital

June 15, 2016

A volunteer films doctors at work in a Syrian hospital. After 5 years of the Syrian conflict, we may think that we have seen it all—death, suffering, destruction. But it goes on, unabated, a daily routine for millions of people affected by the war’s brutality. This video from Channel 4...

We May No Longer Be Able to End Wars

March 09, 2016

In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations—and perhaps never end. Jason Smith was both very unlucky and very lucky. His bad luck began on February 20, 2015, when he was walking back to his home in McAdoo,...

Making Sense of Future Conflicts

January 21, 2016

As the world becomes more urbanized, it is important to meet conflict challenges before they arise. A cursory glance at the 2015 Global Peace Index (GPI) makes for interesting reading. The GPI shows that the world has become less peaceful since 2008, which is largely attributed to the increase...

Half the World’s Refugees Come From Three Countries

July 28, 2015

An equivalent of a small-city population flees war and conflict every day. The world over, people are fleeing war, ethnic conflict and natural disasters. The numbers are staggering. Some 59.5 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 alone, up from 37.5 million in 2005. With nearly 14...

World War Two in Numbers: An Interactive Video

June 14, 2015

Looking at one of the world’s deadliest conflicts helps us appreciate the current “New Peace.” Peace is a difficult thing to measure. Yet this is exactly what Neil Halloran attempts to do in his interactive documentary on the casualties of the Second World War. In just six years, World...

How Do We Make the World a Better Place?

May 14, 2015

Reducing violence-related spending by as little as 25% could free up $2.3 trillion to invest in peace-building. Despite the fact that we live in the least violent time in our history, recent years have seen a sharp decline in levels of peace. According to the Global Peace Index, this trend is...

Those Who Never Came Home From Lebanon’s Civil War

February 24, 2015

Twenty-five years after the Lebanese Civil War, families of 17,000 missing people still have no information about the fate of their loved ones. It was four months after the disappearance of Alexander Salloum in Beirut in...

Kayla Mueller and America’s Romance With War

February 12, 2015

Bombs, mortars and bullets cause human suffering that can be prevented. Kayla Mueller was a heroic young woman dedicated to humanitarian service in places, including America and the Middle East, where the ravaged and forgotten undoubtedly drew some measure of peace when touched by her caring...

No, I Will Not Watch American Sniper

February 06, 2015

America’s war machine breeds enemies faster than the US can kill them, argues Larry Beck.  The verdict is in: Americans can’t get enough of movie sniper mayhem. American Sniper, a film that has caused much controversy, has grossed over $250 million to date, some kind of record...

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