Category: Abolishing War

For Oppenheimer, a World Government Was the Only Way to Save Us From Ourselves

Might something like a genuine world republic provide humanity with the tools to get a grip on existential perils like the climate emergency, runaway artificial intelligence, and new weapons of mass extermination? By Jane Shevtsov and Tad Daley Blink and

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Seven Long Centuries Ago, Dante Imagined the End of War and the Unity of Humankind

It’s difficult to imagine any sort of connection between the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and something that occurred in an unremarkable bedroom in Italy almost exactly 700 years prior. It has nothing whatsoever to do with

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Why Not ‘A Global Anthem,’ Donald Trump? Who Does ‘Represent the World,’ Steve Bannon?

In his speeches before both CPAC and the U.S. Congress, President Trump described with pinpoint accuracy the sovereign state system of today. But might we see a global anthem tomorrow, and a world flag, and even a United Earth? *****

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Reimagining the United Nations: a 2020 Vision

This essay is a revised and updated version of a story that appeared in Disarmament Times, the official journal of the United Nations NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security. “Does the United Nations Still Matter?” It often seems so

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One Country. One Constitution. One Destiny.

This essay originally appeared on the Global Solutions website. April 15, 2015, is the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. He was shot shortly after 10 PM on the night of April 14th, 1865, inside Ford’s Theatre, then was carried

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JFK, One World or None, and A New Effort to Achieve World Law

This article, co-written by Harris Wofford and Dr. Tad Daley, appeared in the Summer 2014 edition of the Federation of American Scientists’ Public Interest Reports. In the wake of the extraordinary media focus on the 50th anniversary of President John

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JFK’s Vision of Enduring World Peace

Hello. Tad Daley here with the Center for War/Peace Studies. I wanted to pass along a new essay on The Huffington Post, co-authored by former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and me, which endeavors to tell “the story of young congressman

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The Sum of All Hopes

The below essay was co-written by Dr. Daley and Jane Shevtsov.   Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s commencement address at American University, sometimes known as his “Peace Speech”. The theme of the speech is peace, both with the

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Who’s Got It Right About the European Union: David Cameron or Alfred Nobel?

This essay, co-authored with Jane Shevtsov, appeared in The Huffington Post on January 31, 2013.   Trying to follow the news about the European Union these days may be a whiplash hazard. Just seven weeks ago, the Norwegian Nobel Committee

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The Case for a World Republic

This piece originally appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Article Highlights Lawrence Wittner’s 2009 book, Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, has an overarching message that will surprise even nuclear policy experts, because

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