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By Charles Marsh | February 19, 2018 - 10:10pm EST
Among the core functional norms of the international political system, a responsibility to protect the individual has been conspicuously lacking. From the apathetic response of the global community to mass murders to the acceptance of “collateral damage” as an everyday cost of war, the value of human life is permanently and consistently rated as less important than the preservation and advancement of state sovereignty.   [...] Read More
Olympic Rings On Map of World
By Rene Wadlow | February 15, 2018 - 9:54pm EST
The holding of the Winter Olympics in  South Korea from 9 to 25 February followed by the Paralympics 9 to 18 March may be an an opportunity to undertake negotiations in good faith to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to establish, or re-establish, forms of cooperation between the two Korean governments. Such negotiations in good faith would be in the spirit of what is known as the "Olympics Truce".  Truce in [...] Read More
Mattis thanks Vietnam for supporting NK sanctions Jan 2018
By Michael Sliwinski | February 11, 2018 - 9:00pm EST
Recently, the Trump Administration announced increased sanctions on travel to Cuba.  However, Cuba is not the only country to have sanctions leveled against it by the United States.  Other countries in the same situation include: Syria, Iran, Russia and North Korea to name just a few.[1]  Sanctions offer the US and other like-minded countries and economic unions, such as the EU, a way to alter another country or group’s [...] Read More
Joseph E Schwartzberg -- CGS Lifetime Achievement Award
By Ronald Glossop | February 05, 2018 - 11:25am EST
Dear Professor Joe,  You have received so many much-deserved honors, including being named “Distinguished International Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota,” how can Citizens for Global Solutions add to that?  For decades you have taught important courses and have been recognized for that.  For many years you have also done significant work in seeking solutions to the Kashmir conflict.  You have authored [...] Read More
Blog Author Fr Ben Urmston, SJ in Bellarmine Chapel on the campus of Xavier University
By Father Ben Peace2019 Urmston Peace2019 | January 31, 2018 - 10:07am EST
​Citizens for Global Solutions aims to move our world toward a just, democratic, and war-free global community.  To make the necessary modifications in the existing external structures to reach that goal, it is necessary to pay attention also to internal values like openness and cooperation.  Attending to the manifesto of Father Francis J. Finn, SJ (1859-1928), could help promote the values that would lead us all in the [...] Read More
Image from Ruth's CGS Brochure
By Larry M David | January 19, 2018 - 5:30pm EST
In late October we lost our dear Ruth when she expired after a short illness.   Ruth’s parents emigrated from Russia and settled in Brooklyn, where Ruth was born and grew up. Like nearly everyone of her generation she was effected by the Great Depression and World War II. She supported the United World Federalists from its inception.    Ruth made her way through life as a pianist and music educator, gaining a PhD in [...] Read More

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