Johan Galtung is the world's foremost thinker in peace studies. This remarkable book is his response to the events of 9/11. It is a philosophical collection of essays on terror, war, and peace which engages with the key issues and obstacles we face in attempting to create peace around the world. Focusing in particular on the Pacific region, he presents a grounded assessment of the history of the regional power dynamics and present prospects for peace.
1. Towards a Pax Pacifica 2. Decolonisation in the Pacific 3. Pearl Harbor Day: Theories of War and Peace 4. The USA, World Hegemony and Cold War II 5. Japan/Asia/USA: The Politics of Non-Reconciliation 6. The European Union: Peace Factor, War Factor, Both or Neither 7. Towards a Pax Pacifica: An East Asian Community, Epilogue: Pax Pacifica in Yokohama Harbor