Sleepwalking into an arms race

22 October 2007 at 10:54 am | Posted in Hans Blix, Sydney Peace Prize, Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission | Leave a comment

Speaking to some 700 University of Washington students last week, Dr Hans Blix bluntly warned that the world is “sleepwalking into new armed races”.

The 2007 Sydney Peace Prize recipient said the reasons for war between the superpowers in the past –  ideological, religious and territorial borders – are no longer valid reasons for open warfare and arms build up.

He pointed to areas in the Nordic territories and Europe as examples where warfare is no longer a solution to conflict.


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