• There Are Alternatives to War

    by Lawrence Wittner

    The Ukraine war points to the urgent need to reform the United Nations so it can serve as a true global organization with the power to ensure peace. 

  • Is International Cooperation Possible?

    by Tiziana Stella and Campbell Craig

    The United Nations system, based on the sovereignty of nations, is increasingly inadequate to the global problems facing humanity. There are other international traditions that can guide a better world order. 

  • The Black Social Gospel, Radical Politics and Internationalism

    by William Hogue

    The rise of the Black social Gospel after emancipation was a key development that prefigured the later Civil Rights movement, but it also developed a more radical stream of criticism of American militarism. 

  • Let's Not Allow the Great Powers to Destroy the World

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Historically, vast military resources have made nations more, not less, eager for military confrontation. The risk is too great today to allow a revival of great power rivalry. 

  • Fishing, Not Catching, in the History of the Law

    by John Fabian Witt

    John Fabian Witt writes about a critical exchange over Samuel Moyn's book on humanitarian war, and questions Moyn's conception of the relationship between a scholar's politics and their methodology. 

  • Can Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Overcome the Opposition?

    by Lawrence Wittner

    People who want to end the nightmare of nuclear destruction that has haunted the world since 1945 should consider widening the popular appeal of nuclear weapons abolition by strengthening the UN’s ability to provide international security.

  • Our Enemy, Ourselves

    by William J. Astore

    Ten Commonsense Suggestions for Making Peace, Not War