According to Hamilton, "It is easy to believe that the cycle of violence will go on indefinitely, that peace cannot be realized, and that military power is the only thing that counts in international relations. Questions abound about how the United States should conduct itself as a superpower, and whether there is hope for the community of nations to peacefully coexist. Indeed, I have been impressed by how many policymakers simply assume a violent world and then go from there. In this environment, it is refreshing to read an entire volume about how we can act to prevent conflict."

For the full review by Lee. H. Hamilton, of David Hamburg's "No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict (December 2003)," please click here.