The Price of Peace - 1x47’ - English

February 2006

According to the World Bank in the 21st Century poverty is the main cause of civil warfare - so is economic development the only means to secure the peace?
The face of warfare in the 21st Century is civil conflict and, some would say, terrorism. Warfare is virtually exclusive to poor, undeveloped countries. According to the World Bank there is nothing inevitable about conflict - it can be taken out root and branch by economic development. But does this approach to peace discount the role of armed peacekeepers, and the idealism and fervour that prompted people to take up arms in the first place? These and other issues are raised in the film Nations Zero, which was broadcast on BBC World the week before The Price of Peace debate at the Imperial War Museum.

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    Europe / Africa / Middle East / Asia Pacific / North America / Central America / South America /
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