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About Mary Kaldor
Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of ‘New and Old wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era’ 3rd edition, 2012
Articles by Mary Kaldor
No to TTIP
To save the euro and prevent the disintegration of the European Union, by 2013 European leaders have established a fiscal mechanism (European level taxes, borrowing and spending) which then pushes them to democratise Europe and hold elections for a President of both the Council and Commission. The new (woman) president acquires human security capabilities that have transformed the ability of the UN to stop wars and protect civilians so as to create space for democratic politics..
Finnish 2-euro coin commemorative of 100 years of universal suffrage, 2006, wikicommons/European Central Bank (ECB)
Arms control belongs to an era when an absolutist view of state sovereignty prevailed. We need the courage to move to global nuclear disarmament.
The multiple realities of poverty in India are a key arena where the arguments about global civil society are being tested, say the editors of the new edition of the Global Civil Society Yearbook.
Izzeldin Abuelaish's tragic story opened a chink in the Israeli public conscience. To exit from a war without end will require a commitment to human - not just national - security
A visit to Iraq's second city reveals fraught divisions of wealth and ideology
Human security ought to be the goal of any Obama surge in Afghanistan, not defeat of Al Qaeda.
The financial crisis is not just a result of mis-aligned incentives and bad regulation. A neo-Schumpeterian view suggests that this epochal shift is the start of a re-shaping of institutions and power distribution to fit the world of information technology and clean energy. It will need guiding, argues Mary Kaldor.
The Pentagon could change from Terror Warrior to Human Security agent. It needs the Presidential direction to do so.
Arguments for and against independence should be judged pragmatically, against a criterion of safety and end to violence. This humanitarian perspective releases us from the dilemmas of sovereignty and status-based approaches, argues Mary Kaldor.
The search for a political solution to the decades-old Cyprus problem is at a delicate stage. It needs a push, say Mient Jan Faber & Mary Kaldor.
The risks of instability in 2008 in a range of lands between Bosnia and Georgia require a new focus from Europe, says Mary Kaldor.
The seizure, and sometimes killing, of civilian hostages is not random violence but part of a deliberate strategy that is changing the relationship between war and politics, says Mary Kaldor. How should citizens, and their governments, respond?
(This article was first published on 29 September 2004)
The dignity of Palestinians, along with their hopes of a political settlement, are being crushed by conflict, economic degradation, and the world's neglect. Mient Jan Faber & Mary Kaldor's visit to Gaza highlights the problems and suggests an essential ingredient of progress.
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