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About John Gittings

John Gittings is a peace historian who was for many years foreign leader-writer and East Asia editor at The Guardian. He was active in the early years of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and helped edit the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (2010). His latest book is The Glorious Art of Peace: Paths to Peace in a New Age of War (OUP).

Articles by John Gittings

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why our leaders urgently need to ditch the Machiavelli and read some peace philosophers

The League of Nations, inspired by centuries of thinking on peace and justice, was born a hundred years ago this February, and later came the UN. But the promised post-Cold War 'Peace Dividend' never arrived...

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