Getting to Nuclear Zero

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Building Common Security for a Post-MAD World When: September 22-23, 2017 Where: Cartier Place Hotel 180 Cooper Street (just east of Elgin) Ottawa ON Please join us for The Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference 2017 In cooperation with The Rideau Institute; Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Canadian Voice of Women for Peace; Mines Action Canada; Physicians for Global Survival; …

South Sudan at odds with itself

John Siebert

Author John Siebert Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 1 Spring 2014 A total shattering of the peace has led to more than 10,000 deaths and upwards of one million displaced We opened with a minute of silence to remember those who have been victims of violence since December 15, 2013, when the world’s newest country, the Republic of South …

Somaliland: A study in the potential of indigenous resources

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Author Christina Woolner Christina Woolner is currently studying for an MPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. A former program officer with Project Ploughshares, she spent the last two years teaching peace and conflict studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Hargeisa. The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 34 Issue 3 Autumn 2013 Localizing peace: Reflections from …

Teaching resources on peace and disarmament: Lessons from the classroom

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Author Anna Jaikaran Anna Jaikaran belongs to no2nuclearweapons, a small Toronto group working toward nuclear disarmament through public education. The group has been giving presentations in high schools since 2010. Anna is also a member of Science for Peace and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and is a Campaigner for the 2020 Vision Campaign of Mayors for Peace. Ploughshares Monitor …

‘Massive use of chemical agents’

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On Aug. 21, 2013, in and around the agricultural belt of the Ghouta, near the Syrian capital of Damascus, an attack on civilians involving the “massive use of chemical agents” was carried out by the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to a report from the government of France. Although precise fatality figures are difficult to confirm, the chemical attack is …

Damned Nations: Greed Guns Armies & Aid

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We at Ploughshares highly recommend the new book by War Child’s Samantha Nutt, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, the critically acclaimed account of her decades of work in some of the most devastated corners of the world. We were pleased to note that on page 153, she acknowledges the work of Project Ploughshares: “NGOs don’t have to be …

Overlooking the Faults of Peacebuilding

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2009 Volume 30 Issue 3 In the course of a few weeks several summary or reflective articles on the meaning, value, and effectiveness of peacebuilding crossed over my electronic transept. Coincidence? Maybe. It was all quite dispiriting at first. A trip to Istanbul in early July put matters into perspective. A journey too far …

Human Security: Setting the Agenda for the Horn of Africa

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 Achieving human security, briefly defined as “freedom from fear and freedom from want,” is the best guarantee that a state will have internal stability and peaceful relations with its neighbours. An important new publication by researchers from the region, Human Security: Setting the Agenda for the Horn of Africa, …

“Never Again” Does Not Apply to Sudan

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 As I flew over the dusty, endless tracts of uninhabited land from Juba to Wau last September the thought nagged at me: the international community will never ride into Sudan on a white charger to deliver the suffering civilians from their misery in Darfur. No rallying cry “Never again” …

Religion and Violent conflict: A Practitioner’s Functional Approach

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2007 Volume 28 Issue 2 A workshop at the annual Peacebuilding Consultations of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa in May 2006 focused on religion as a proximate or structural source of conflict. This article is adapted from a presentation given at that workshop. The post-9/11 “war on terror” has …