Editorial | For global peace

History is a good source of knowing the crises of the present, and also to find paths of recovery for the future. In today’s world the confrontation between bog military powers sometimes comes s close to actual that a war looks like the only outcome. Then some good things help deflect the crisis. This is a permanent source of hope and one always gravitates towards the hope that finally humanity will find its way out of the dangers of a military confrontation. Remember how close a deadly confrontation was in case of Cuban crisis; the world thought that a nuclear war was finally a matter of time. This was the moment that the crisis started defusing. Many decades later when the men on the helm of affairs on both the sides, USA and the then USSR, met, the world knew that how close the two sides had actually come to to a nuclear confrontation. Similar is the case when in the Vajpayee era India mobilised its troops on borders in a massive way; that time also a military confrontation between two nuclear armed states seemed very close. But then the tensions defused and the two countries stared warming to each other.

Another example in the region is the Kargil confrontation. In fact that became a prelude to a peace process between India and Pakistan. In the present Mid East crisis where a war like situation has developed such historical incidents come to mind. Let us hope that what is brewing up like a global confrontation may suddenly took a turn for good. These are the moments when a sinking hope bobs up its head. In the present world let us hope that the global crises finally peter out, and we have a sigh of relief. For some time we have seen tough posturing coupled with some ground movement; thus hostility touching new peaks. But in al this people are the real victims. Within the conflicted zone there new founts of violence break open that consumes lives each day. It is the duty of global leaders to relieve people of these crises by starting some meaningful negotiations on these contested issues.