The author is a partner in the Geneva, Switzerland, firm of Hill & Associates. He is an expert in information technology and telecommunications and has extensive experience as a mediator in the international standards arena.
"That war is an evil is something that we all know, and it would be pointless to go on cataloguing all the disadvantages involved in it. No one is forced into war by ignorance, nor, if he thinks he will gain from it, is kept out of it by fear. The fact is that one side thinks that the profits to be won outweigh the risks to be incurred, and the other side is ready to face danger rather than accept an immediate loss."