Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. In international relations, peacetime is not only the absence of war or violent conflict, but also the presence of positive and respectful cultural and economic relationships.
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... Although peace is widely perceived as something intangible, various organizations have been making efforts to quantify and measure it ... The Global Peace Index produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace is a known effort to evaluate peacefulness in countries based on 23 indicators of the presence/absence of ... The last edition of the Index ranks 158 countries on their internal and external levels of peace ...
... hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace ... An armistice is a modus vivendi and is not the same as a peace treaty, which may take months or even years to agree on ... is a major example of an armistice which has not been followed by a peace treaty ...
... The idea behind the formation of a peace organization in the United States dates to the first years of the republic ... called for the adoption of a "proper Peace Establishment." Almost two-hundred years after Washington circulated his vision to the states President Ronald Reagan signed ... Dan Glickman in an effort to form a national peace academy akin to the national military academies ...
... Alluding to the Paris Peace Accords (signed by the Nixon administration) as an undesirable example of compromise that needed to be avoided in the future, Reagan claimed that Carter's policies of Déte ... to the rich oil fields of Venezuela and Mexico? Clearly, world peace must be our number one priority ... It is the first task of statecraft to preserve peace so that brave men need not die in battle ...
... Tho and Henry Kissinger were jointly awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in negotiating the Paris Peace Accords ... However, Thọ declined to accept the award, since there was still no peace agreement ...
Famous quotes containing the word peace:
“If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honoured, pursue their trade without further trouble.”
—Wyndham Lewis (18821957)
“Come, live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
Of peace and plenty, bed and board,
That chance employment may afford.”
—Cecil Day Lewis (19041972)
“... in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply cant build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquillity will return again.”
—Anne Frank (19291945)