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Developing a Grand Strategy for Peace and Human Security: Guidelines from Research, Theory, and Experience

Developing a Grand Strategy for Peace and Human Security: Guidelines from Research, Theory, and... Global Governance 23 (2017), 525–536 THE GLOBAL FORUM Developing a Grand Strategy for Peace and Human Security: Guidelines from Research, Theory, and Experience Robert C. Johansen ALTHOUGH THERE IS MUCH THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT HOW TO HALT OR prevent specific armed conflicts, there is much that we do know about build- ing peace over the long run. If the global community persistently tried to im- plement the primary insights of peace and security research, the human species probably could prevent most wars and build sustainable peace with enhanced justice, human rights, and economic well-being for all as well as avert cata- strophic environmental destruction. Security threats from terrorism; recurring wars; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; the spread of missile, satel- lite, and drone attack capabilities; climate devastation; and cyber lawlessness underscore the urgent need to implement what we know about building peace worldwide instead of ignoring that knowledge because it requires an uphill po- litical struggle and courage to take reasonable short-term risks to obtain long- term dependable gains in security and peace. The growth of insecurity for nations and the ineffectiveness of much diplo- matic action to alleviate human suffering grow out of national security http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Developing a Grand Strategy for Peace and Human Security: Guidelines from Research, Theory, and Experience

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
eISSN
1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-02304001
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Global Governance 23 (2017), 525–536 THE GLOBAL FORUM Developing a Grand Strategy for Peace and Human Security: Guidelines from Research, Theory, and Experience Robert C. Johansen ALTHOUGH THERE IS MUCH THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT HOW TO HALT OR prevent specific armed conflicts, there is much that we do know about build- ing peace over the long run. If the global community persistently tried to im- plement the primary insights of peace and security research, the human species probably could prevent most wars and build sustainable peace with enhanced justice, human rights, and economic well-being for all as well as avert cata- strophic environmental destruction. Security threats from terrorism; recurring wars; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; the spread of missile, satel- lite, and drone attack capabilities; climate devastation; and cyber lawlessness underscore the urgent need to implement what we know about building peace worldwide instead of ignoring that knowledge because it requires an uphill po- litical struggle and courage to take reasonable short-term risks to obtain long- term dependable gains in security and peace. The growth of insecurity for nations and the ineffectiveness of much diplo- matic action to alleviate human suffering grow out of national security

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2017

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