The Pity of War - BBC World Service

Horacio Benitez

Kati Whittacker of the BBC interviewed the Argentine war veteran Horacio Benitez, the Argentine Falklands/Malvinas War veteran, the British army chaplain Rev David Cooper, and Mike Smith, on the BBC World Service entitled The Pity of War in their Heart and Soul series, broadcast on 31 March and 2 April.

Libya: welcoming a bumpy road to freedom

Peter Rundell

‘From exploitation to exploration - Libya’s unpredictable path out of tyranny’ was the title of a talk given by Dr Peter Rundell at the Initiatives of Change centre in London on 23 May. Rundell headed up the team from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Benghazi and Tripoli throughout the rebellion against the Qadhafi regime and he was with the first civilian Government team to enter Tripoli.

Boys into Men

John Graham

We need to find ways to initiate our boys into manhood without sending them to war, says John Graham, a veteran himself of the war in Vietnam.

War is Always a Defeat, Says Former Head of the International Red Cross

Cornelio Sommaruga
Going to war is always a setback, stressed Cornelio Sommaruga, former President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, when he addressed students at the London School of Economics on 8 November.

'Humanity', our Shared Conscience

K Haridas Nair

Is there a better option than war and violence? The answer lies in our quest and commitment to peace. Diplomacy has failed us because fundamentally this seems to serve 'interests' and not principles.