By Joshua S. Goldstein
An award-winning specialist on overseas affairs and army historical past unearths the astonishing fact approximately warfare: Peacekeeping is operating.
learn the newspapers, and you'll be confident struggle is worse than it's ever been: extra civilian deaths, extra rapes, extra armed conflicts all over the international. yet as top student and author Joshua Goldstein indicates during this shiny, dramatic e-book, the truth is simply the other. we're in the middle of a common decline in armed clash that's really awesome in human historical past.
Winning the warfare on War is stuffed with startling observations, together with:
- 2010 had one of many lowest demise premiums from warfare, relative to inhabitants, of any yr, ever.
- No nationwide armies are at the moment struggling with one another--all present wars are civil wars.
- UN peacekeeping truly works rather well, and seventy nine percentage of american citizens aid the UN, in response to a contemporary ballot.
Goldstein has compiled proof starting from the histories of UN peacekeeping missions to the newest Swedish info on armed conflicts. He tells the tales of peacekeeping disasters reminiscent of Bosnia and Rwanda, but in addition the fewer heralded good fortune tales reminiscent of Mozambique and El Salvador. during this "boots at the ground" account, Goldstein indicates why worldwide peacekeeping efforts are working--how large-scale looting, sexual attack, and genocidal atrocities are being stopped--and how we will proceed successful the conflict on conflict.