Category Archives: United Nations Security Council

Understanding Global Dynamics to Deliver a 21st Century Development Policy: A Challenge to New Zealand.

We are not going to develop a more robust development policy until we start thinking about the negative dynamics that are really challenging the world community at the present time. We won’t know what these are unless we are actively participating in all the major multilateral conferences focused on the global development agenda. Continue reading

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Moral Claim – Immoral Practice: Britain and the Arms Trade

Moral Claim-Immoral Practice: Britain and the Arms Trade Kevin. P Clements NCPACS, The University of Otago. Those of us living  in the Commonwealth like to sustain the illusion that our foreign and defence policies are moral and principled. We like … Continue reading

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Violence and Nonviolence in the 21st century

Violence and Nonviolence in the 21st Century Kevin P Clements National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies University of Otago.   We are constantly being told that the world overall is getting more peaceful. Stephen Pinker ( The Better Angels … Continue reading

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Making sense of tragedy:standing in solidarity with Palestinians and supporting immediate medical assistance

Making Sense of Tragedy:standing in solidarity with Palestinians and supporting immediate medical assistance Kevin P Clements NCPACS, University of Otago There is a major calamity taking place in the Middle East  right now. The Israeli army, navy and airforce are … Continue reading

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