Support the development of peace-supporting policies and broaden public understanding of conflict by:
- tracking the development, resolution and impact of armed conflict worldwide;
- compiling research into a comprehensive and coherent report, called the Armed Conflicts Report, distributed in Canada and abroad.
Armed Conflicts Report
The Armed Conflicts Report consists of two major components, both updated annually.
Recent Publications on Armed Conflicts
Armed Conflicts Report 2016 SummaryJune 8, 2016
The number of armed conflicts in 2015 remained unchanged from 2014. There were 29 conflicts in 26 countries. No conflicts were removed from the Armed Conflicts Report and no new ones were added. The Philippines CPP/NPA conflict had fewer than 25 deaths. However, it remained on the list as no formal ceasefire was signed and the death total for only ...
The dangers of exporting technologyDecember 9, 2015
Author Branka Marijan Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 Conflicts in Syria and Yemen are seeing increased use of surveillance and web-filtering software against civilians Crises such as the civil wars in Syria and Yemen are raising not only humanitarian concerns, but concern over the increasing use of surveillance technology and web-filtering software, which could have dire effects ...
Q&A: In pursuit of peace with Lucie EdwardsDecember 8, 2015
Author Branka Marijan Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 It would be an understatement to say that Lucie Edwards has worked in some difficult environments. During her 33 years of service with the Department of Foreign Affairs, she served in the Canadian embassies in Tel Aviv (1977-1980) and in South Africa, under apartheid (1986-89). From 1993-1995, she was ...