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Recent articles from The Ploughshares Monitor
The Ploughshares Monitor: Spring 2017March 27, 2017
The Ploughshares Monitor: Winter 2016December 12, 2016
In memoriam: Ann Strauss GertlerJune 14, 2017
Ann Gertler was 94 when she died at the end of April. In the newspaper notice of her death, she was characterized as a “determined and passionate advocate for peace, abolition of war and nuclear weapons, tireless promoter of international solutions especially through the UN, consultant to government delegations and peace organizations in Canada and internationally.… Ann worked alongside Muriel ...
Behind the scenes: Space Security IndexJune 14, 2017
In early May, Project Ploughshares, in cooperation with the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University and our partners on the Space Security Index (SSI) project, hosted the 14th annual Space Security Working Group (SSWG) meeting in Montreal. SSI aims to serve as a source of accurate information and current analysis on human activities in outer space. We ...
South Sudan’s troubled path to statehoodJune 14, 2017
Q&A: In conversation with Geoffrey Duke In 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest country in the world when the southern Sudanese voted in a referendum to split from the largely Arab north. For many years before that, Project Ploughshares was involved in efforts to end a long civil war in Sudan and to foster peacebuilding, including direct ...
Arms and forced displacement: Canada-Saudi arms dealJune 14, 2017
The world is experiencing the highest level of forced displacement since World War II. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR 2016a), approximately 34,000 people are forcibly displaced daily by conflict and persecution. A trigger and driver of forced displacement is armed conflict, which is fueled, prolonged, and made deadlier by available, accessible weapons. And so weapons control, and particularly ...