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When distrust exists between governments, when there is a danger of war, they will not be willing to disarm even when logic indicates that disarmament…
Thus, if armaments were curtailed without a secure peace and all countries disarmed proportionately, military security would have been in no way affected.
The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be…
The following year, after I had prepared my draft, the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The Hague decided to set up a special commission…
Lightly armed nations can move toward war just as easily as those which are armed to the teeth, and they will do so if the…
Some pacifists have carried the sound idea of the prime importance of security too far, to the point of declaring that any consideration of disarmament…
Let us assume that the ideal were reached; let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists.…
It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens which armaments place on the economic, social, and intellectual resources of a nation, as well…
Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court,…
Among pacifists it was above all the English who always insisted on the importance of disarmament. They said that the man in the street would…
Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably.
We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.
Even a total and universal disarmament does not guarantee the maintenance of peace.
Armaments are necessary – or are maintained on the pretext of necessity – because of a real or an imagined danger of war.
Limitation of armaments in itself is economically and financially important quite apart from security.
The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament must therefore precede the attainment of…
The security of which we speak is to be attained by the development of international law through an international organization based on the principles of…
The relationship of the two problems is rather the reverse. To a great extent disarmament is dependent on guarantees of peace. Security comes first and…
So long as peace is not attained by law (so argue the advocates of armaments) the military protection of a country must not be undermined,…
I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first…
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