The return of conscription?

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A group of musicians and circus performers stand in front of a sign reading "Join the circus, not the army!"

For many years, it looked like obligatory military service was on the way out. But in the last five years, the picture has changed: Norway has extended conscription for women; Sweden has reintroduced conscription for all; Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania and Kuwait have reintroduced conscription for men after short hiatuses; Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have introduced conscription for the first time. In this article our campaigner on conscientious objection, Hannah Brock, looks at we look at why governments are turning to compulsion in filling their armies, and what this means for pacifist movements.

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