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‘Massive use of chemical agents’
As of this writing,more than 100,000 people in Syria are thought to have been killed since the uprising began three years ago. Read more >

Canada and the failure to end the “thousand little wars” in Afghanistan
April 1 marked the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. It was Canada’s longest and costliest expeditionary war since Korea in the 1950s. It failed. And that failure has been evident since 2006. Far too much faith was placed in military options to defeat the Taliban and other insurgents. Read more >

Canada’s arms exports: New report reflects old habits
In February 2014 the Export Controls Bureau of Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade Canada posted without notice its latest report on the export of military goods from Canada. It breaks no new ground, adding nothing to reverse a decline in Canadian arms export reporting standards that began in 2003.” Read more >

The flagrant contradictions of nuclear-dependent states
It’s hard to tell whether the states questioning the purpose, direction, and convenience of the humanitarian imperative for nuclear disarmament are fully aware of the extent to which the inconsistencies in their positions are apparent to the rest of the international community. Because the contradictions are, well, quite obvious. Read more >

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Announcement from the Chair of Project Ploughshares

Dec. 1, 2014
Today, on behalf of the Governing Committee of Project Ploughshares, I have accepted the resignation of Executive Director John Siebert. More

Why I wear both the red poppy and the white

Reflecting on Remembrance Day, Heather Menzies draws attention to the need for Canada to sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty. More

A Statement from the Chair of Project Ploughshares

October 23, 2014
Our deepest condolences go to the families and friends of the Canadian Armed Forces members whose lives were needlessly taken this week. More

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