Scott Moore on world peace

What’s the most critical and under-appreciated issue in international security? World peace.
By Scott Moore
Power & Policy

“The very phrase ‘world peace’ has become something of a synonym for naiveté. Yet in recent years, compelling evidence has emerged to suggest that at least one important aspect of world peace, the absence or rarity of inter-state warfare, may in fact be the predictable result of observable, long-term trends. Scholarly work on what might be called the ‘decline-in-violence’ phenomenon emerged following the conclusion of a surprisingly peaceful Cold War, but has lately garnered greater popular attention from journalists and public intellectuals like Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker.”

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