Achieving an actual peace system will require constructive work.
The truth is that most of the world lives without war most of the time.
Some changes have been wholly unanticipated and have come so suddenly as to be a surprise even to the experts.
Conventional assumptions about the future will no longer hold.
The belief that human competition and violence are the result of evolutionary adaptations is a false one.
The War System is made up of interlocked structures which make war normative.
Systems are made up of interlocked beliefs, values, technologies, and above all, institutions that reinforce each other.
Beginning in 1816 with the creation of the first citizen-based organizations working to end war, a string of revolutionary developments has occurred.
There are many modern instances of the successful use of nonviolence.
(This is section 17 of the World Beyond War white paper A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. Continue to preceding | following section.) See four separate parts of the paper that compose the “Alternative Security System” […]