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War is an intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. It is generally characterized by extreme violence, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general. Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties.

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Organizations relating to War

Peace 2000 Institute / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1995
Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East / Haifa, Israel / Est. 1980
Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance / London, UK / Est. 2001
Yemen Islamic Jihad / Est. 1990
Psychological Warfare Society / Est. 1958
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2003
International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation / New York NY, USA / Est. 1997
Nagasaki Peace Institute / Nagasaki, Japan / Est. 1997
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Bochum / Bochum, Germany / Est. 1988
War Resisters League / New York NY, USA / Est. 1923
War Trauma Foundation / Diemen, Netherlands / Est. 1997
World Without War Council / Berkeley CA, USA / Est. 1958
Association of Old Crows / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1964
Lawyers Against the War
War and Peace Foundation / New York NY, USA / Est. 1981
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace / Stanford CA, USA / Est. 1919
Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies / New York NY, USA / Est. 1951
Perdana Global Peace Organization / Putrajaya, Malaysia
Center for War Peace Studies / New York NY, USA / Est. 1961
Peace Pledge Union / London, UK / Est. 1934
Bancroft Global Development / Washington DC, USA
World Committee Against War and Fascism / Est. 1932
International War Tribunal / Est. 1945
International Antimilitarist Bureau Against War and Reaction / Est. 1921
Worldwide Intifada
International Brigade Memorial Trust / London, UK
Centre d'études et de documentation Guerre et sociétés contemporaines / Anderlecht, Belgium / Est. 1967
Correlates of War Project / Davis CA, USA / Est. 1965
Humanity Initiative / Tisbury MA, USA / Est. 1987
Madaniya / Est. 1820
International Conference on Political Warfare of the Soviet / Riez, France
Protocol II Additional to the Four 1949 Geneva Conventions Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-international Armed Conflicts / Est. 1977
Second Protocol to The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict / Paris, France / Est. 1999
Convention Relative to Certain Restrictions on the Rights of Capture in Maritime War / Est. 1907
International Convention for Adapting to Maritime Warfare the Principles of the Geneva Convention of 22 Aug 1864 / Est. 1899
Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare / Est. 1925
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts / Est. 1977
Convention Regarding Investments in War-loans / Est. 1922
Agreement in Regard to War Graves / Est. 1935
Agreement Regarding British War Cemeteries in Iraq / Est. 1935
Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War / Est. 1949
General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy / Est. 1928
Agreement Regarding British War Memorial Cemeteries and Graves in Egypt / Est. 1937
Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict / Paris, France / Est. 1954
Convention Respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Maritime War / Est. 1907
Convention on the Non-applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity / Est. 1968
Convention Respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in War on Land, 1907 / Est. 1907
Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict / Paris, France / Est. 1954
Declaration on Fundamental Principles Concerning the Contribution of the Mass Media to Strengthening Peace and International Understanding, to the Promotion of Human Rights and to Countering Racialism, Apartheid and Incitement to War / Paris, France / Est. 1978

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World Problems relating to War

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Hazardous remnants of war
Gulf War syndrome
Ineffective war crime prosecution
Chemical warfare
Long-term impacts of chemical and biological warfare
Biological warfare
Nuclear war
Defoliation as a means of warfare
Vulnerability of marine environment to catastrophic warfare damage
Computer viruses
Regional tensions
Environmental consequences of war
Ill treatment of prisoners of war
Religious war
Space warfare
International trade in biological weapons
Conflicts over fishing rights
Misreporting of military action
Secret armies
Suspension of rights during states of emergency
War and pre-war propaganda
Psychological warfare
Ideological war
Tribal conflicts within states
Military manoeuvres in sensitive border areas

Action Strategies relating to War

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using psychological warfare
Campaigning against nuclear war
Rebuilding civilian communities affected by war
Economic warfare
Giving attention to war victims
Prosecuting war crimes
Helping survivors of war
Waging war
Developing mobilization plan in event of warfare
Protecting the environment during warfare
Improving health services following war
Defining transition from war to peace
Engaging in ideological war
Guerrilla warfare
Compensating for wartime looting
Preserving game in war zones
Fighting the good fight
Risking intentional nuclear war
Monopolizing advanced nuclear warfare technology
Risking unintentional nuclear war
Increasing effectiveness of war crime prosecution
Risking unintentional nuclear war generated by developments of strategic doctrine
Using strategic warfare analysis
Fearing nuclear war
Enjoying war

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