Limits to Force: Why contemporary wars are rarely won

Tasneem Jamal Archived Events, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Forced Displacement and Migration, News Leave a Comment

The Faculty of Arts and Conrad Grebel University College are pleased to invite alumni and friends to a special lecture and reception on March 26: Limits to Force: Why contemporary wars are rarely won presented by Arts Alumni Achievement Award 2013 recipient and co-founder of Project Ploughshares, Ernie Regehr, O.C. In this lecture, Ernie Regehr explores fundamental questions about contemporary war and whether …

Kony 2012: Now that we have your attention

John Siebert Africa, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

No sense just piling on. The Kony 2012 viral video has elevated awareness of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa to stratospheric heights. Over the past few days the critics have weighed in, including many Ugandans. And the folks at Invisible Children, who created the 29-minute video, have responded. We all want the source of insecurity addressed—yes, Kony needs …

A New Measure of War: Fewer conflicts and deaths, more displaced people

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Forced Displacement and Migration

Author Christina Woolner The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2011 Volume 32 Issue 2 In 2010 there were 24 active armed conflicts worldwide, a decrease of four from the previous year. After no change in the number of active armed conflicts between 2008 and 2009, this decrease marks a return to the prevailing downward trend that started in 2000. No new conflicts …