Peace and Justice
Raiding the War Chest

It’s called “defense” spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.

The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines

We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.

A Roadmap to a World Without Drone Proliferation?

It’s not too late to forge a drone-free future. International treaties have already helped ban landmines and nuclear weapons testing—and could mitigate drone warfare’s worst atrocities.

Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South?

The first pope chosen from outside Europe in a millennium lives in a small apartment, takes the bus, and calls out wealth inequality where he sees it. Can his vision change the Church?

MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.

Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity?

Each time international law has attempted to censure Israel for its recent violations of human rights, the United States has stepped in to stop the process. If anyone is in a position to do something about this, it’s the U.S. public.