The world is flailing in the face of successive threats to its peace and security. It is beleaguered by a set of recurring and intensifying crises. What can we do? Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing answers that effective, just, and comprehensive collective security are within the world's grasp. Past efforts and innovative thinking have shown some promise but have been ineffective on their own. The author shows how they fit as isolated pieces within a larger jigsaw puzzle of the principles of the Bahá'í Faith, and suggests ways to improve past efforts and new direction for future exploration. Building upon these principles, she offers concrete, practical, and high impact recommendations for action by the international community to build a system of collective security that will ensure the peace of the world.
"Ma'ani Ewing's comprehensive analysis of the current threats to peace and security indentifies the inadequacies of existing mechanisms to deal with these threats. Her argument for the reform of the United Nations system in these areas in powerful and valuable . . . Her proposals for the extensive reform of the Security council are particularly worthy of attention, providing substantive food for thought and, hopefully, action by the international community." ~ Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative ~
Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing is a barrister-at-law of England and Wales, an LLM graduate in International Law and European Union Law from Cambridge University and an attorney-at-law in the United States. Her legal career has included private practice with law firms in Washington DC, including her own, teaching as an adjunct professor of law and most recently service as an attorney-advisor in the Legal Advisor's Office of the US State Department. She currently works as an independent scholar, writing, lecturing and advocating in the field of collective security. Her publications include two books, a chapter in a third and numerous articles in this field and on topics relating to the Bahá'í Faith.
Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing was born to a Bahá'í pioneer family in Kenya. She has lived in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.