Berto Jongman: Small Arms Trade + Peacebuilding Strategy + State Out of Date

Cultural Intelligence, Peace Intelligence
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Three items that complement each other.

Small Arms Trade: A Disturbing Visualization

Countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa are witnessing a surge in violence. But as this astonishing interactive infographic reveals, many of the countries trying to curb this violence are also the ones making it possible by selling small arms and light weapons to the aggressors.

Peacebuilding Strategy: Restoring the Local

Gabriela Monica Lucuta explores the different elements of the UN’s peacebuilding strategy since the 1992 Brahimi Report, and argues that effective peacebuilding depends on a strong role for locals.

The State is Out of Date (Interview YouTube 1:17:09)

Key point is that states, politicians, and bureaucrats “thrive on the problems – they perpetuate the problems.”Second key point is that the state corrupts feedback loops among healthy elements of society, making problems worse by putting forth bad or corrupt solutions. See the book at Amazon,  Gregory Sims, The State is Out of Date: We Can Do It Better (Disinformation Books, 3 April 2014)  WARNING NOTICE: The book is being marketing under false pretenses. This is a reprint of the 1998 edition without substantive change. The YouTube is recommended, the book is not.