Trump – Putin could rescue the world
– and win the Nobel Peace Prize
Donald Trump has promised to repair America´s infrastructure and to lower taxes. We all know this is undoable, and yet – it could be done. Trump has one way to raise the required funds, and create a safer world in the bargain: talk with Russia on a global initiative for co-operation and disarmament, then get China to join. Astronomic funds would become available to meet the needs of nations and citizens everywhere. Seeing the advantages ought to get all other nations on board. All nations, all weapons, big and small; the paradox is that this will prove easier than step-by-step approaches.
Some of my most stimulating and interesting contacts during 35 years working for peace and disarmament have been with (ex) secret service operatives. Just two weeks ago an article in Defence and Intelligence Norway, the Editor-in-Chief, Jan H. Kalvik, published “Intelligence & the Nobel Peace Prize.” His commentary offers four critical observations, but also demonstrates some common misconceptions. I have studied the Nobel Peace Prize for over 9 years and I find surprisingly much to agree with — my comments slightly correct and add emphasis to his important contribution to public reflection on the purpose and value of the Nobel Peace Prize.