Armed Conflicts Report 2017 Summary

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In 2016, 28 armed conflicts were waged in 26 countries. No new conflicts were added to this year’s report, and one conflict was removed. The conflict between the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the Philippines was removed as each of the preceding two years produced fewer than 25 deaths. However, the conflict between Muslim separatist groups in the …

Colombia takes historic step toward peace

Cesar Jaramillo Featured

For Colombians of my generation, it is hard to conceive of Colombia at peace. We were born into the longest-running armed conflict in the Western hemisphere, now in its 52nd year. The protracted war between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) became a distressing, yet routine, backdrop to everyday life. Over time, the conflict permeated …

Yemen’s third chance

Branka Marijan News

United Nations (UN) envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced recently that peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides will start on December 15 in Geneva, Switzerland. The talks are expected to last until the 21st. The announcement is welcome and the opportunity to end the nine-month conflict should be seized. Whether this third attempt to negotiate peace since fighting …

The dangers of exporting technology

Tasneem Jamal

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 Edwards

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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 …

Book launch: Disarming Conflict

Ploughshares News

When: 4:30 p.m. • Thursday • October 29 Where: Grebel Gallery • 4th Floor, Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North • Waterloo Please join Project Ploughshares and the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement for the launch of Disarming Conflict: Why peace cannot be won on the battlefield by Ernie Regehr. Books will be available for purchase and signing. …

Armed Conflicts Report 2015 Summary

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(covering the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014) There were 29 armed conflicts in 26 countries in 2014, one more than in 2013. No conflict was removed from the Armed Conflicts Report this year. Total reported deaths in the conflicts in Ethiopia-Ogaden and Philippines (CPP/NPA) dropped to fewer than 25 in 2014, but no formal ceasefire was declared …

Armed Conflicts Report 2014

Tasneem Jamal

(covering the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013) There were 28 active armed conflicts in 25 countries in 2013, an increase from 26 armed conflicts in 23 countries in 2012. During 2013, conflicts crossed the threshold of 1,000 fatalities in the Central African Republic, Mali, and Egypt. The conflict in Chad was removed as an ongoing armed conflict, …