Bush in the Mideast: Making the world more dangerous

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record Two of the more prominent foreign policy debacles of the George W. Bush administration — nuclear non-proliferation and the “war on terror” — were on prominent display as Bush and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah talked armaments and promenaded arm-in-arm around the palaces and horse farms of the House of Saud. It …

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 …

Why is Canada in Afghanistan?

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2006 Volume 27 Issue 1 The current deployment of Canadian Forces to Afghanistan continues a major military, humanitarian, and diplomatic commitment to that country. The grave dangers faced and the extraordinary commitment required are emphatically and sadly confirmed by serious injuries and the deaths, so far, of eleven Canadians—one diplomat and ten soldiers. Canada’s …

The Impact of the “War on Terrorism” on Internal Conflicts

Tasneem Jamal

Author Matthew O’Rourke The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2005 Volume 26 Issue 1 The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would not exist in their current form were it not for the US-led campaign against terrorism. Indeed, the effects of the fight to stop international terrorism have been felt in many of the intra-state conflicts identified in Project Ploughshares’ annual Armed Conflicts Report …

The Presbyterian Church Expresses Concern about War on Terror

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from Rev. J. Mark Lewis, Moderator of the 128th General Assembly, The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is a sponsor of Project Ploughshares. Ploughshares was involved in the process of composing this letter. August 6, 2002 Dear Prime Minister Chrétien, I am writing to bring you greetings on behalf of …

Canada’s Response to Terrorism: An ecumenical appeal to Parliament

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to members of Parliament. (français) Dear Member of Parliament, We are writing with regard to the forthcoming Parliamentary debate concerning appropriate Canadian and international responses to the heinous September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. You and your colleagues in the House of Commons bear the formidable responsibility of guiding our country’s actions in these critical days. We …