The world is experiencing a new era of international relations, which requires a paradigm shift from statist power politics to one
of collaboration and diplomacy. Many
countries have national war or defense departments, but how many have
departments or ministries of peace?
Vast amounts of monies are spent on arms and militaries and new war
technologies, but if even a portion of this was spent on development and
infrastructure and in funding peaceful initiatives, just think where we could
be today as a global society. If
national security is of such great magnitude, why aren’t there more funds
devoted to security through this front?
Wouldn’t it behoove nations to look at peace and security through ALL
angles, and to develop multiple means to protect a country? Can’t we use peace to bring peace?