The authors of this forum, Voices on Peace and War (VPW), explore domestic and global issues broadly tied to the theme of peace and war. Sponsored by the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center of Norwich University, VPW features subject matter experts and students who present their opinions and arguments on critical issues related to peace and war in the international community. As the image with many candles symbolizes, we hope that a chorus of small voices in this forum will help illuminate a world filled with a variety of complex challenges.

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Disclaimer: These opinion pieces represent the authors’ personal views, and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of Norwich University or PAWC.

Norwich University’s origins are rooted in many firsts. One of the first majors to be offered at the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, now known as Norwich University, was civil engineering — with a recognition of the need to build our nation’s infrastructure.

According to the World Bank, indigenous people account for 15 percent of the extreme poor even though they only make up 5 percent of the population, and their life expectancy is 20 years lower than that of nonindigenous people.

Unilateralism defeated

The Middle East peace process did survive the Netanyahu era as well as the suspension by the Palestinian authority of cooperation with both Israel and the United States from May to November 2020.

It was meant to be a shining city on a hill, John Winthrop proclaimed in 1630, but the colony of Massachusetts merely began centuries of frontier warfare on the North American continent. 

India has made international headlines for having the world’s worst COVID-19 case count, which now hovers near 300,000 with around 4,000 deaths daily.

In the era of continuous and accelerating technological change that started with the industrial revolution, economies and societies have been repeatedly transformed in ways that can be linked to ownership of the essential and scarce factor of production of the day and command of the economic rents that flow to that factor.

The 2020 Edition of the Journal of Peace and War Studies (JPWS)

2020 cover to the peace and war journal

The 2020 JPWS edition addresses a most challenging issue in the current global community—escalation of the U.S.-China rivalry.

In addition to this issue’s peer-reviewed scholarly articles, four Norwich University students — John Hickey, Shayla Moya, Kathryn Preul, and Faith Privett — explain America’s foreign policy blunders in Afghanistan utilizing the Just War theory. They also suggest political, economic, and military approaches that could bring stability in conflict-stricken Eastern Ukraine.

Read online or download the 2020 JPWS Journal

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