Serbia and Montenegro (ex-Yugoslavia) – Kosovo (1998 – 2006)

Ploughshares Archived Conflicts, Armed Conflicts, Europe

Archived conflict (updated: January 2007) As the death toll remained minimal for the second year in a row, this conflict is deemed to have ended. Summary Type of Conflict Parties to the Conflict Status of the Fighting Number of Deaths Political Developments Background Arms Sources     Summary: 2006 Decentralization talks began in January and continued throughout the year, though …

Turkey (1984 – 2002)

Ploughshares Archived Conflicts, Armed Conflicts, Europe, Mideast

Archived conflict (updated: March 2003) Turkey was removed from the active list of armed conflicts because, despite some skirmishes between government and rebel forces, reported conflict-related deaths for 2002 totalled fewer than 25 for the second consecutive year. In its bid to join the European Union, the government also initiated a number of reforms in 2002 to grant Turkish Kurds …

Canada, NATO and Nuclear Weapons

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Authors Douglas Roche and Ernie Regehr Working Paper 01-3 This paper was first presented at the Canadian Pugwash / Science for Peace Seminar held in Toronto on 17 March 2001. It draws on the position paper, “Re-Thinking NATO’s Nuclear Policy” by Rob Green, and on analyses provided by Project Ploughshares, BASIC (British American Security Information Council), PENN/Netherlands, and BITS (Berlin …

Bosnia-Herzegovina – Attaining Human Security

Kenneth Epps Defence & Human Security, Europe

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor June 2000 Volume 21 Issue 2 As part of an ongoing exploration of the relevance of human security doctrine and values to Canadian defence policy and planning, Project Ploughshares has sought to engage Defence and Foreign Affairs officials, members of the strategic affairs community, and members of the NGO community in regular discussions and roundtables, …

The Heart of the Matter: Sierra Leone, Diamonds and Human Security

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

Authors Ian Smillie, Lansana Gberie and Ralph Hazleton The Ploughshares Monitor March 2000 Volume 21 Issue 1 This article is excerpted from a report that is available at www.web.net/pac, in both English and French. Ian Smillie, an Ottawa-based consultant, has 30 years of international development experience, as manager, programmer, evaluator, and writer. His most recent publications include The Alms Bazaar: Altruism …

Kosovo and the 1997 Landmines Treaty

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Europe

Author Mary Foster The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 This text was excerpted from a longer paper available from Mines Action Canada (MAC), where Mary Foster is a staffperson. The views expressed in this paper are her own. The 1997 Landmines Treaty has been celebrated as a humanitarian achievement towards ending the grievous impact of landmines. How did …

Kosovo and Civil Society – Some Reflections

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security, Europe

Author Lowell Ewert The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 This article was adapted from the “Introduction” written by Lowell Ewert and contained in Civil Society: A Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development, edited by Melissa Rose and Lowell Ewert, published by Mercy Corps International and the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, 1998. Lowell Ewert is Director of Peace …

Canadian Church Leaders Call for an End to NATO Bombing

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

The Canadian Council of Churches OTTAWA (CCC)–In their first formal meeting with a Prime Minister of Canada since 1983, senior leaders of seven member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) urged Canada’s government to press hard for global nuclear disarmament and for a negotiated rather than a military solution to the crisis in Kosovo.  [The former item was …

Canadian Church Leaders Call on Prime Minister to Press for End to NATO Bombing of Kosovo and Yugoslavia

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. (français) April 13, l999 The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6 Dear Prime Minister, We write to you as leaders of Christian churches, appealing to you to press for an immediate, unilateral moratorium on the NATO bombing campaign. We are conscious of the heavy responsibilities …