THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
It is fair to say that many of us would prefer to live our lives without conflict. Having that said, part of human nature is that we face disagreements, misunderstandings, and strong emotional reactions. Coming out of World War II, the global consensus was that the causes of war must be addressed to avoid the vicious circle of war that is driven by greed and clashing viewpoints.
For this purpose, the United Nations was created. With the mission of establishing Peace and Stability, a focus on human rights, and a respect for the dignity of all people, the UN addresses the conditions that cause communities to breakdown and institutions to fail.
The causes and consequences of conflict around the world go way beyond hurt feelings and dead soldiers. Understanding the economics of war, the benefits to society, and the long-lasting negative effects is key to understand what steps need to be taken now that will end the violence in places such as Syria, Congo and Yemen. What is necessary to do in order to address inevitable conflict before it turns deadly? Is it even possible?
Will a Global Depression Trigger Another World War?
Stephen Walt | Foreign Policy | 13 May 2020
The Last Survivors
Richard Ansett | PBS Frontline | 25 May 2019
United Nations Conflict Prevention and Preventive Diplomacy in Action
UN Department of Political Affairs
The New Humanitarian | 2019
Why is the world at war?
Jason Burke | The Guardian | 3 Mar 2018
Why do human beings keep fighting wars?
Steve Taylor | The Guardian | 5 Aug 2014
The Causes of War and Those of Peace
Craig Biddle | The Objective Standard | October 2nd 2014
Viewpoint: US Must Confront its Original Sin to Move Forward
Barrett Holmes Pitner | BBC | 3 June 2020