Consulting Canadians on a framework for future space exploration
BY Jessica West The following response to the Canadian consultation on a framework for future space exploration is submitted by Project Ploughshares, a Canadian peace research institute with a focus on disarmament efforts and international security. Project Ploughshares has been engaged in space security and international policy governance... [Read More]
Event: Space Café Canada
BY Ploughshares Join us for the very first Space Café Canada event with Dr. David Kendall. Hosted by SpaceWatch.Global and Project Ploughshares. [Read More]
Selling military goods to the United States
BY Kelsey Gallagher The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), an independently operated Crown corporation, arranges contracts between Canadian manufacturers and foreign governments. Between 60 and 70 per cent of these contracts involve military goods, making the CCC Canada’s largest arms broker. [Read More]
We need to restart talks on regulating autonomous weapons—now
BY Branka Marijan To no one’s surprise, United Nations discussions on the regulation of autonomous weapons have stalled. Last year, the global pandemic caused delays, with only one week of discussions—partly in Geneva, Switzerland and partly virtual—taking place from September 21-25. November’s annual meeting of the Convention on... [Read More]
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on refugees
BY Kirsten Mosey In 2016, Kirsten Mosey volunteered at Camp Moria on the island of Lesvos, Greece—once Europe’s largest refugee camp. Designed to house between 2,000 and 3,000 people, the former military/detention centre held approximately 20,000 refugees at its peak. [Read More]
It’s not too late to save the Iran nuclear deal
BY Cesar Jaramillo Donald Trump opposed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or Iran nuclear deal) even before he became President of the United States. Despite his hostility, the deal survived his term in office, although not unscathed. Now new President Joe Biden is cautiously optimistic that... [Read More]
Yemen and Canada’s $2.8-billion moral deficit  
BY Kirsten Mosey On March 1, Canada’s Minister of International Development Karina Gould pledged $69.9-million in aid to Yemen, now mired in its sixth year of continuous warfare. Gould stated, “Yemen is undergoing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and its people deserve decisive action. Their suffering must end,... [Read More]

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