- Reduce the resort to military force by reviewing and proposing changes to Canada’s contribution to international peace and security
- Promote peace in the Horn of Africa through strengthening government and civil society responses to sources of insecurity
- Work with civil society in the Caribbean to control and reduce gun violence and its impact on local communities
Recent Publications on Defence & Human Security
A new rallying cryDecember 8, 2015
Author Jessica West Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 It’s time to reformulate Canada’s foreign policy The ongoing, complex war in Syria, with its violent tentacles and humanitarian shockwaves, is a harsh reminder that the global security context needs rethinking. The focus on counterterrorism, which has dominated foreign and security policy in the West both at home and ...
Asylum-seeker, refugee, or migrant?December 8, 2015
Author Sonal Marwah Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 Categorizing the multitude flowing into Europe is a source of fierce contention among EU member states It is estimated that more than 860,000 people so far this year have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe (UNHCR 2015a). Many others have tried, unsuccessfully (IOM 2015). This past September, Hungary’s ...
WW I and the struggle for democracy in CanadaDecember 9, 2014
Author Jamie Swift Kingston writer Jamie Swift is the author, most recently, of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety, with Ian McKay. Their next book, The Vimy Trap, will explore the ways WW I is remembered in Canada. Swift is co-founder of www.peacequest.ca. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 4 Winter 2014 A peace conference ...