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COVER STORY The deeper causes of Australia's social malaise

GENDER POLITICS Queensland proposes transgender birth certificates

CANBERRA OBSERVED Malcolm at 30 (polls): the cloud on Turnbull's horizon

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Cardinal Pell firmly denies sex abuse allegations

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Sydney Archdiocese aims to eliminate slavery in supply chain

RURAL DEVELOPMENT Irrigation along Fitzroy River proposed and opposed

LIFE ISSUES Abortion Rethink Summit: the case for care

VERBATIM WA food, drink producers face shortage of carbon dioxide

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY Land costs: economist Henry George's solution

ELECTRICITY Will Turnbull lose three out of three?

ECONOMICS Trade wars: tariffs unlikely to be fired in anger

SEX AND TEENS How about support for the abstaining majority?

VISUAL ARTS Layers of meaning in Botticelli's La Primavera and The Birth of Venus

MUSIC Is it good?: Or, do we just like the sound it makes?

CINEMA The Death of Stalin: Black comedy of a dark time

BOOK REVIEW Cool head on topic that generates heat

BOOK REVIEW Life's not so bad: from the outside

POETRY

LETTERS

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WINNING THE WAR ON WAR:
The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

Joshua S. Goldstein

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by Joshua S. Goldstein

(New York, Dutton, 2012)
Paperback: 400 pages

ISBN: 9780452298590
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Book description

Everyone knows: wars are getting worse, more civilians are dying, and peacemaking achieves nothing, right? Wrong.

Despite all the bad-news headlines, peacekeeping is working. Fewer wars are starting, more are ending, and those that remain are smaller and more localised. But peace doesn’t just happen; it needs to be put into effect. Moreover, understanding the global decline in armed conflict is crucial as America shifts to an era of lower military budgets and operations.

Joshua Goldstein, definitively illustrates how decades of effort by humanitarian aid agencies, popular movements and, especially, the United Nations have made a measureable difference in reducing violence in our times.

This updated and revised edition includes more information on a post-September 11 world, and is a perfect compendium for those wishing to learn more about the United States’ armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

About the author

Joshua S. Goldstein is professor emeritus at the School of International Service at American University, winner of the International Studies Association Book of the Decade award, among others, and is a research scholar at the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. His book The Wounds Within (2015) discusses veterans and Post-traumatic stress disorder.


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