‘From Afghanistan and Iraq to Sudan and beyond, this book exposes the futility of war. A must read for anyone who wants to live in a world where conflicts are resolved without resorting to death, destruction and the agony of violence.’
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK for Peace
'Disarming Conflict made me want to stand up and cheer – finally, a book that confronts, articulately and impeccably, modern assumptions about the utility of war in resolving global disputes. I will be quoting liberally from Disarming Conflict for years to come.'
Samantha Nutt, author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid
'A masterpiece highly recommended to commanders-in-chief, diplomats, and peacemakers. Let us heed the call and invest just as much in peace diplomacy as we do in arms.'
Ambassador Bethuel A. Kiplagat, founder of the Africa Peace Forum
'Studious, graceful, and authentic, Regehr's writing shatters the illusion that war is necessary for peace.'
Douglas Roche, former Canadian Senator, ambassador, and author
'Powerful, comprehensive, and eminently practical.'
Peggy Mason, president of Rideau Institute
'Regehr’s in-depth explanation of conflicts around the world is both informative and fascinating.'
Sandra Ruch, National Coordinator, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
'A solid critique of the futility of war. Leaders around the globe would be well advised to heed its call for conflict-prevention strategies and a sustained investment in the peaceful settlement of disputes.'
Paul Meyer, Simon Fraser University