Disarming Conflict by Ernie RegehrDisarming Conflict by Ernie Regehr

Disarming Conflict

byErnie Regehr

Paperback | November 15, 2015

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In the last twenty-five years alone, by Ernie Regehr’s count, there have been ninety-eight wars, twenty-six of which are still raging around the world. Regehr puts the cost of armament for a global military made of seventy million people at $1.7 trillion per year. And yet, the overwhelming majority of wars are not settled on the battlefield, where they end in devastating, violent stalemates. Instead, they are ended in a conference room among diplomats and politicians. In this brave and discerning book, Regehr argues that we should keep in mind the proven futility of global, military effort and keep wars from ever leaving the bargaining table.  
Drawing on four decades of experience in conflict zones, advising and leading diplomacy efforts, and contributing to the adoption of the “Responsibility to Protect Act”by the World Assembly, Regeher boldly shows that political stability will never be issued from the barrel of a gun.
Ernie Regehr, O.C. is co-founder of Project Ploughshares, one of Canada’s leading peace and security NGOs. He is a senior fellow in arctic security at the Simons Foundation of Vancouver, and a research fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo.
Title:Disarming ConflictFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783603542

ISBN - 13:9781783603541

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Table of Contents


1. Fighting to lose: A quarter century of warfare
2. How wars start
3. How wars end
4. The limits to military force
5. Preventing war
6. Disarming conflict: Conventional disarmament
7. Disarming conflict: Banning all WMD
8. Disarming security: Reshaping the security envelope
9. When prevention fails: Protecting the vulnerable
10. Winning the peace: Building a stable peace

Editorial Reviews

Disarming Conflict provides one of the most succinct and persuasive cases for the mitigation and drawing down of modern warfare, not just for its brutality and destructiveness, but for its inability to fulfil its own deluded purpose.”