First Audit of Canada’s Military Exports Released

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Project Ploughshares releases a detailed audit of government’s report Project Ploughshares has released a detailed audit of the government’s report on Canada’s military exports: “On the Record: An audit of Canada’s report on military exports 2003-2005.” The data, published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), is for the period 2003–2005. Although Canada is generally a responsible …

Haiti (2004 – 2008)

Ploughshares Americas, Archived Conflicts, Armed Conflicts

Archived conflict (updated: January 2009) Because there have been few reported conflict deaths over the past two years (fewer than 25 per year), this armed conflict is now deemed to have ended. Summary Type of Conflict Parties to the Conflict Status of the Fighting Number of Deaths Political Developments Background Arms Sources Economic Factors     Summary 2008 Throughout 2008, …

Small Arms Proliferation and Misuse: Towards a Caribbean plan of action

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Working Paper 08-1 In a 2007 report, the UN noted that murder rates in the Caribbean had reached 30 per 100,000 each year – higher than any other region of the world. Caribbean societies have the distinction of receiving illegal small arms at a rate that has consistently increased over the last decade, despite numerous costly and varied interventions by …

Obama on Nuclear Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2008 Volume 29 Issue 4 The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States offers genuine hope that real change is in the offing for US approaches to nuclear weapons and the treaties and agreements that are intended to control and eventually eliminate them. In September the Washington-based Arms Control Association published …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group: Time for Plan B

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 08-4 Author Ernie Regehr While ultimately unsuccessful, recent action at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) saw at least some brave attempts to preserve a core nuclear nonproliferation principle – namely, that civilian nuclear cooperation is to be reserved for states that honour the global norm against nuclear weapons and adhere to full-scope safeguards administered by the International Atomic Energy …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group: Time for Plan B

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 While ultimately unsuccessful, recent action at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) saw at least some brave attempts to preserve a core nuclear nonproliferation principle – namely, that civilian nuclear cooperation is to be reserved for states that honour the global norm against nuclear weapons and adhere to full-scope safeguards …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the Foreign Minister on the NSG, NPT and the India deal August 5, 2008 The Honourable David Emerson Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Canada Dear Minister, We write out of our concern regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s (NSG) to deal with the request, put forward by the United …

Decision Time for the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Deal

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 08-3 Author Ernie Regehr The on-again, off-again US-India civilian nuclear cooperation deal is on again. It still threatens key and hard-won nonproliferation standards. And while there was a possibility that it would languish and eventually fade away in the face of strong opposition within India itself, it now appears poised to scale that hurdle and force the international community …

Decision Time for India’s Nuclear Exemption

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by The Globe and Mail So the on-again, off-again U.S.-India civilian nuclear co-operation deal is back on, although just barely. Tuesday, after a raucous two-day debate complete with cash-for-votes charges, the Indian Parliament voted confidence in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government and the nuclear deal on which he staked his administration. The deal is intended to …

Peru (1980 – 2001)

Ploughshares Americas, Archived Conflicts, Armed Conflicts

Archived conflict (updated: February 2002) The conflict in Peru has been removed from the Armed Conflicts Report because for the second successive year there were few reports of violence. Former President Alberto Fujimori was indicted by the Peruvian Congress on charges of abandonment of office and non-fulfillment of duties in August and an international arrest warrant was issued for his …