GCOMS Book ‘Military Spending and Global Security’ is Now Available

GCOMS’ book ‘Military Spending and Global Security: Humanitarian and Environmental Perspectives‘ is now available at Routledge. Routledge has launched today the book “Military Spending and Global Security: Humanitarian and Environmental Perspectives”, edited by GCOMS Coordinator and International Peace Bureau (IPB) vice-president Jordi Calvo Rufanges. The book is part of a joint project of the International … Continue reading “GCOMS Book ‘Military Spending and Global Security’ is Now Available”

24 Hour Peace Wave – Summary Report

In times of increasing armament and ever-growing insecurities, with current discussions that retrieve fears and traumas from the past century ­– mistakes that the global community should have overcome – we can still find hope in the actions of those committed to a world without war, with less militarization and more cooperation. For a deeply … Continue reading “24 Hour Peace Wave – Summary Report”

Neighbours as friends, not enemies

Speech given by Ingeborg Breines, Sigerfjord 21.08.21,  during the Triennial Congress of WILPF, USA. Dear friends. Thank you for the invitation to briefly present some ongoing efforts to strengthen Nordic- Russian civil society relations and to reflect on whether the time now is ripe to try friendship with Russia, instead of animosity. I am online … Continue reading “Neighbours as friends, not enemies”

Webinar Report: SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure

On April 26, The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its global arms spending statistics for 2020, confirming the expected further increase in military expenditure worldwide. In our German webinar “SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure – Developments in Germany and Worldwide” on April 28, Tarja Cronberg  (Distinguished SIPRI Fellow), Thomas Würdinger (IG-Metall), Myriam Rapior … Continue reading “Webinar Report: SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure”

A short history of the International Peace Bureau: 1990 – 2017*

Written by Colin Archer, IPB Secretary-General (retired) The end of the Cold War ushered in a particularly complex decade. Loss of peace movement momentum due to the end of East-West confrontations and the immediate nuclear threat was accompanied by a diversification of focus. Human rights, social development, gender, environment and other causes all absorbed activist … Continue reading “A short history of the International Peace Bureau: 1990 – 2017*”