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The Importance of Structures of War and Peace

The Importance of Structures of War and Peace

The War System is made up of interlocked structures which make war normative.

How Systems Work

How Systems Work

Systems are made up of interlocked beliefs, values, technologies, and above all, institutions that reinforce each other.

An Alternative System is Already Developing

An Alternative System is Already Developing

Beginning in 1816 with the creation of the first citizen-based organizations working to end war, a string of revolutionary developments has occurred.

Nonviolence: The Foundation of Peace

Nonviolence: The Foundation of Peace

There are many modern instances of the successful use of nonviolence.

Outline of an Alternative Security System

Outline of an Alternative Security System

(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”     […]

Common Security

Common Security

(This is section 18 of the World Beyond War white paper A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. Continue to preceding | following section.) Conflict management as practiced in the iron cage of war is self-defeating. In what is […]

Demilitarizing Security

Demilitarizing Security

“Conflicts typical of the contemporary world cannot be resolved at gunpoint. They require not a recalibration of military tools and strategies but a far-reaching commitment to demilitarization.”

Shift to a Non-Provocative Defense Posture

Shift to a Non-Provocative Defense Posture

A first step toward demilitarizing security could be non-provocative defense, which is to reconceive and re-configure training, logistics, doctrine, and weaponry so that a nation’s military is seen by its neighbors to be unsuitable for offense but clearly able to mount a credible defense of its borders.

Create a Nonviolent, Civilian-Based Defense Force

Create a Nonviolent, Civilian-Based Defense Force

Civilian-based defense deploys a powerful coercive force that does not require military action.

Phase Out Foreign Military Bases

Phase Out Foreign Military Bases

Withdrawing to an authentic defense of a nation’s borders is a key part of demilitarizing security, thus weakening the ability of the War System to create global insecurity.