Lisa Fuller

Lisa Fuller

Lisa Fuller spent the past eight years as a senior staff member and a civilian peacekeeper at Nonviolent Peaceforce, working in war zones such as Iraq, South Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Articles by this author

"Government officials should follow the leads of lawmakers like Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Ted Lieu and speak out frequently and loudly to mobilize public opposition to a potential war." (Photo: Richard Engel/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Will A War With North Korea Be Our Political Leaders’ Greatest Regret?
President Bill Clinton’s greatest regret was his failure to respond to the Rwandan genocide. He estimated that U.S. intervention could have saved 300,000 lives. The Vietnam War was former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s biggest regret. He wrote an entire book to explain why he was “terribly...
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"If activists take a breath from firefighting long enough to imagine a potential war with North Korea, they may realize that they need to proactively organize to insist that Congress urgently focuses its attention on the North Korea crisis, and implements an effective legislative strategy to prevent war." Views
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The Necessity of Imagining An Unimaginable War
The prospect of nuclear war with North Korea has repeatedly been described as “ unimaginable ” – and in fact, most of us have literally failed to imagine it. As the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof points out, “We’re complacent — neither the public nor the financial markets appreciate how high the...
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The most effective way to reduce the chances that Kim Jong-un will press the nuclear button would therefore be to convince him that the U.S. won’t drop the first bomb. Views
Friday, December 01, 2017
Lawmakers Are Scrambling to Prevent Trump from Launching a Nuclear War
Former National Security Council Director Peter Feaver recently told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that “even a single nuclear detonation” could “trigger an escalatory spiral that would lead to civilization-threatening outcomes.” Two days later, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced a bill...
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The grassroots activism that—so far—has prevented Congress from axing Obamacare is a great example of this strategy in action. Views
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
How To Prevent Nuclear War
Everyone from Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Vladimir Putin to Steve Bannon and China agree: war with North Korea would be so horrific that it simply can’t happen. Up to one million people could die on the first day of such a war. At that rate, it would take two months to match...
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Protesters call on President Donald Trump to stop his drive to war against North Korea on August 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Views
Monday, October 16, 2017
5 Myths About War With North Korea That Make Americans Think They Are Safe
When congress was on the verge of repealing (and sometimes replacing) Obamacare, Americans spoke out in record numbers because they knew it would impact their lives. We are now on the verge of nuclear war with North Korea, but vocal opposition has been relatively minimal. This complacency is a...
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 Denial: even if we intellectually acknowledge the possibility of war, we rarely conceptualize the ground reality. Our imaginations are clouded by the sanitized portrayals we see on TV. To put it bluntly: the nightly news doesn’t show images of the dead, dismembered children that litter the street in conflict zones. Views
Friday, October 06, 2017
Is Las Vegas a Harbinger of America's Future?
For most Americans, watching the Las Vegas massacre unfold was horrifying and surreal. For me, however, it felt familiar. Rapid gunfire. Mass panic. Making the potentially life-or-death decision between running or taking cover. On several occasions, I’ve found myself in similar situations. I have...
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