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Meeting the challenge of space debris
Experts estimate that there are over 300,000 objects with a diameter larger than one centimetre and several million that are smaller. There is a growing risk that space assets may collide with one another or with a piece of orbital debris. As outer space becomes more congested, the likelihood of such events increases, making all spacecraft vulnerable, regardless of the nation or entity to which they belong. Read more >

Short-term gain for long-term pain
The expressed desire by Canada to act forthrightly and without ambiguity in the face of Islamic State (IS) atrocities is understandable. But 13 years after the horrific assaults of 9/11 we have enough experience with military interventions intended to combat terrorism to give us pause. A military response to a non-state group using terror to achieve its goals, in the absence of a broader political strategy to achieve a sustainable peace in affected countries, can prolong the violence and lead to further harmRead more >

Paper tigers
Even if the provisions of Canada’s arms export safeguards are stringent, recent developments make them seem like little more than paper tigers. The sale of Canadian manufactured light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is only the most egregious recent example of Canada’s ignoring its own guidelines in the pursuit of commercial gain from military exports.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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NPT Review Conference: No outcome document better than a weak one

OpEd published June 4
By Cesar Jaramillo
In the eyes of a growing number of nations and civil society organizations around the world, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)—as currently structured and implemented—is simply no longer a credible path to nuclear abolition. More

Cesar’s story

Published May 20 in Embassy

Incoming Project Ploughshares executive director Cesar Jaramillo talks about how he came to Canada and wound up in Waterloo, Ont. More


Federal Election Resource: 2015

This election resource has been prepared by several ecumenical organizations in Canada to inform and challenge all who are participating in the 2015 federal election. More

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