Peace is Everybody's Business: A Strategy for Conflict by Arjun Ray (retd)

By Arjun Ray (retd)

Arjun Ray’s publication is predicated at the discussion round the counterinsurgency doctrine, arguing that the most procedure in the direction of this goal might be fighting humans from feeling alienated. The crucial concentration of this process, which the writer in his ability as a military guy effectively accomplished in Operation Sadhbhavna, is the folk. the writer proposes a three-pronged technique to in achieving success―preventing clash by means of addressing human defense via human improvement, pursuing a coverage of atonement and forgiveness, and disposing of belief deficit among the nation and the marginalized―the 3 pillars of Operation Sadhbhavna.

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When that doesn’t seem to come, the pain intensifies, and a stage arises when individuals become indifferent—nothing else matters. Absolutely nothing. If unchecked, indifference soon turns into defiance and a culture of violence is born—man attempts to re-create himself. Within this subculture there emerge several smaller sects based 17 PEACE IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS on ethnicity, religion, etc. They all seek power. In male prisons rape and sexual assault is a violent display of power dynamics. While the penis is the weapon of domination in several prisons, an expression of brutal desire for power, in ‘surrounds’ the gun takes over.

THE SIGNPOSTS change the souls of the poor, it also had to change the society that was responsible for their miseries. At one stage, early on in the campaign journey, I faced painful questions: Do I give up or do I continue? If I do, where do I go? What is my goal? These are questions and dilemmas all changeleaders inevitably face. The confusion was intensifying, but I took courage and pressed on, despite discouraging prophecies by friends and critics alike. The strategic objective of winning over alienated communities could not succeed unless the looming issue of fanaticism was actively pursued.

Terrorism and alienation can’t be fought by M1 main battle tanks, Tomahawk missiles and greenback dollars. There have been more deaths in Iraq since the end of the war than during the actual conflict. Nearly 4,500 American and European soldiers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past four years, and another 16,000 are injured and maimed. The death toll of Iraqi civilians is horrendous—100 per day by conservative estimates. Causing even greater concern is that deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan no longer make headlines.

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