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Recent articles from The Ploughshares Monitor
A crisis in outer spaceOctober 5, 2016
Operators in outer space have managed a variety of mostly natural threats throughout the space age. Today they also face a growing arsenal of manmade threats (e.g., cyberattacks, jamming, etc.), from both state and non-state actors. The continued testing and development of anti-satellite weapons (ASATs) and the shrinking opportunity to separate activities in space from geopolitical flashpoints on Earth represent ...
Forced displacement and genderOctober 5, 2016
The world is facing unprecedented levels of forced displacement—people compelled to leave their homes to escape conflict, violence, and the flagrant violation of human rights (World Bank 2015). And while gender is not the only important factor that shapes the perilous refugee journey, in this article the focus is on gender-based violence experienced by migrants who are coming to Europe ...
Q&A: In conversation with Kitchener Mayor Berry VrbanovicOctober 5, 2016
Ploughshares Program Officer Sonal Marwah recently met with Mayor Vrbanovic to discuss his involvement in the new Sustainable Development Goals. He is Treasurer of United Cities & Local Governments and is President Emeritus (2011-12) of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 3 Autumn 2016 Sonal Marwah: What is the role of local governments in the 2030 Agenda ...
Sustainable development for sustainable peaceOctober 5, 2016
Efforts aimed at reducing armed violence and decreasing the international community’s reliance on military force to tackle political grievances have been—and will continue to be—central to the work of Project Ploughshares. At the same time, we have long recognized that, as important and necessary as such efforts may be, they are insufficient to achieve sustainable peace. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume ...