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Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening

By Robert J. Burrowes Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

By Robert J. Burrowes It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?

By Robert J. Burrowes I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country … Continue reading

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Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

By Robert J. Burrowes On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing … Continue reading

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Extinction is Stalking Humanity: The Threats to Human Survival Accumulate

By Robert J. Burrowes I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on Earth which threaten human extinction by 2026. See ‘Human Extinction by 2026? A Last … Continue reading

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The Limited Mind: Why Fear is Driving Humanity to Extinction

By Robert J. Burrowes I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. … Continue reading

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Understanding NATO, Ending War

By Robert J. Burrowes On 4 April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a conference attended by the foreign ministers of member nations in Washington DC. This will … Continue reading

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Tackling the ‘Impossible’: Ending Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or … Continue reading

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