Category Archives: China

Uniting for Peace:Building sustainable Peace Through Universal Values

Uniting for Peace:Building sustainable Peace Through Universal Values Kevin P Clements The 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association is nearly over. 500 people came from all around the world to Istanbul Turkey to learn about ways in … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day August 6th 2014

Hiroshima Day-6th August 2014 Kevin P Clements     Instead of commemorating Hiroshima day with my colleagues, students and friends at the Dunedin Peace Pole, I’m on a Singapore airlines flight flying from Christchurch to Singapore and then on to … Continue reading

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Re-interpret the Constitution-Militarise the Region.

Re-Interpret the Constitution-Militarise the Region. Kevin P Clements Shinzo Abe’s unilateral re-intrepretation of the Japanese Constitution was justified in terms of “Collective Defence”  particularly of the the Japanese homeland. What was not stated, however, in the official justifications  was that … Continue reading

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Reinterpretation of Article 9 a major challenge to peace in North East Asia and the rest of the world

Reinterpreting Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is a challenge to Peace in North East Asia.   Professor Kevin P Clements Director National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Otago University Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision   to “ reinterpret” … Continue reading

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