Canadian Council of Churches calls on Canada to support diplomacy in Syria

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Defence & Human Security, Mideast

Letter (in English, French) on Syria dated September 19, 2013 from The Canadian Council of Churches to John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Please click on attachment to view document             Letter (in English, French) on Crises in Middle East dated May 17, 2013 from The Canadian Council of Churches to …

The Canadian Forces and Peace Support Operations after 2011

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2010 Volume 31 Issue 3 The following is an abbreviated version of Ernie Regehr’s June 15 presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence. Approaches to post-2011 roles for Canadian Forces outside North America will clearly be influenced by the Afghanistan experience. So when the Prime Minister told CNN in March …

Canadian Peace and Security Spending: An Update on the 5 Ds

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and George Hamzo The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 The 2004 Ploughshares working paper on security spending, Reshaping the Security Envelope,1 tried to identify the full extent of Canadian military and nonmilitary spending in support of international peace and security. Ploughshares intern George Hamzo assisted with an update of the numbers and Ernie Regehr examines …

Canada’s Responsibilities on the World Stage

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Gerry Barr The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2004 Volume 25 Issue 4 This material was first presented as a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on November 3, 2004 at the Panel “Canada’s Place on the World Stage,” one of the pre-budget consultations with Canadians set up by the government to solicit opinion before …

Reshaping the Security Envelope: Defence policy in a human security context

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Peter Whelan   Working Paper 04-4 It should be a fundamental, if obvious, requirement of international security policies and measures that they directly address the particular ways in which people and communities experience insecurity. Given that the primary and most immediate experience of insecurity in troubled societies worldwide is through unmet basic needs, political exclusion, denied …