“You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative?” World Beyond War is pleased to provide the 2016 edition of the book that everyone has been asking for: A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. […]
Executive Summary Vision Introduction : A Blueprint for Ending War Why is an Alternative Global Security System both Desirable and Necessary? The Iron Cage of War: The Present War System Described The Benefits of an Alternative System The Necessity of an […]
Resting on a convincing body of evidence that violence is not a necessary component of conflict among states and between states and non-state actors, World Beyond War asserts that war itself can be ended. We humans have lived without war […]
(This is the vision statement for the World Beyond War white paper A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. Continue to preceding | following section.) We will know we have achieved peace when the world is safe for all […]
For a range of reasons, the work of ending war can’t wait.
The War System rests on a set of interlocked beliefs and values that have been around so long that their veracity and utility are taken for granted and they go mostly unquestioned although they are demonstrably false.
The benefits of ending war are numerous and wide-ranging.
In living memory we have seen the way war brings not peace but, at best, a temporary truce, a desire for revenge, and a new arms race until the next war
War degrades and destroys.
War and the climate crisis: connect the dots.