Call for independent review into use of Canadian-made armoured vehicles in Saudi Arabia

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A coalition of human rights and arms control groups sent a letter to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, related to the report released by Global Affairs in May 2018 concerning allegations that Canadian-made military exports were used against civilians last year by the Saudi Arabian armed forces. The report revealed major shortcomings both in the investigation of the …

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 …

Non-Governmental Organizations Participation in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Process

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Author Ernie Regehr Global governance, like its national and local counterparts, goes through multiple stages, from the identification of a particular issue through to the implementation and enforcement of issue-specific policies. Due to the revolution in global communications, civil society is now engaged in all of those stages and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have emerged as centres of policy research, analysis …