peace dividend


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peace dividend

additional money available to a government from cuts in defence expenditure because of the end of a period of hostilities
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Major newspapers such as the Boston Globe have inveighed against current military spending levels, and national magazines like the Nation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Progressive, Z, and the National Times have all published commentary criticizing the lack of a peace dividend.
I would do that irrespective of whether we have a "peace dividend." We ought to do that as a nation because we have to be internationally competitive if we're going to create jobs for black people or any other segments of our population.
President Bush's remarks from Singapore hint at a major change and the possibility of a peace dividend such greater than any thought likely as recently as last month.
In a tweet posted on social media site Twitter, Danish Ambassador to Cyprus Casper Klynge indicated the size of the peace dividend foreseen in the preliminary report: "Nordic Cyprus Seminar: 20 years after a #CyProb (sic) settlement the GDP at today's prices would be e1/420b higher than without a solution."
Our President Mahinda Rajapaksa has continuously emphasized that economic growth must be accompanied by equity, that all people must benefit from the peace dividend, even in the remotest parts of the country.
"While a small number of NGOs attempted to implement relief and development programmes fairly quickly, the rapid response "peace dividend" called for by the agreement never materialised," he said.
She referred to the financial gains of reunification, outlining the findings of three PRIO reports, namely that Cypriots will benefit from a peace dividend of 12,000 euro per year per family as a result of a three percentage increase in GDP growth per year, over a five year period -- which would also lead to the creation of 33,000 new jobs in the island.
The editorial pointed out that unless the situation in Afghanistan settles down and Pakistan benefits from such a peace dividend, both countries and the whole region would suffer in terms of development and progress.
"There was a peace dividend for some as a result of the Good Friday Agreement.
The research, first published last year, found a solution to the Cyprus problem would yield a peace dividend of at least e1/41.8 billion per year in new business with Turkey and other opportunities for the island, with each Cypriot family standing to gain an extra e1/45,500.
PDs yesterday called on the IRA to pay a "peace dividend" to their victims.
''What is called the peace dividend must be quickly visible,'' he said.