Harry has a tricycle. He likes to terrorize his siblings with it. He is relentless. And he does it with a big smile on his face. He cannot be stopped when his mind is set on something. The other day, he kept harassing Eli. It did not matter where the kid went. Harry was right there ramming his tricycle into Eli's legs, making a good sport of it. Needless to say, Eli was more than a little bit annoyed. I really cannot blame the kid. I would be annoyed too.
Instead of taking the tricycle away from Harry, I came up with a more effective solution. I put Eli on a tricycle as well. They were on equal footing. They raced around everywhere and had a blast. No more crying, no more pesky brother.
This got me to thinking about nuclear weapons, naturally. Well, nuclear weapons, guns, bombs, whatever. How do you get adults to "play" nicely? Make sure everyone is on equal footing. Or just make sure you have more footing than everyone else.