Armed Conflicts Report 2016 Summary

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Featured Leave a Comment

The number of armed conflicts in 2015 remained unchanged from 2014. There were 29 conflicts in 26 countries. No conflicts were removed from the Armed Conflicts Report and no new ones were added. The Philippines CPP/NPA conflict had fewer than 25 deaths. However, it remained on the list as no formal ceasefire was signed and the death total for only …

Yemen’s third chance

Branka Marijan Asia, Mideast, News

United Nations (UN) envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced recently that peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides will start on December 15 in Geneva, Switzerland. The talks are expected to last until the 21st. The announcement is welcome and the opportunity to end the nine-month conflict should be seized. Whether this third attempt to negotiate peace since fighting …

The dangers of exporting technology

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Mideast

Author Branka Marijan Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 Conflicts in Syria and Yemen are seeing increased use of surveillance and web-filtering software against civilians Crises such as the civil wars in Syria and Yemen are raising not only humanitarian concerns, but concern over the increasing use of surveillance technology and web-filtering software, which could have dire effects …

Q&A: In pursuit of peace with Lucie Edwards

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author Branka Marijan Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 It would be an understatement to say that Lucie Edwards has worked in some difficult environments. During her 33 years of service with the Department of Foreign Affairs, she served in the Canadian embassies in Tel Aviv (1977-1980) and in South Africa, under apartheid (1986-89). From 1993-1995, she was …

Book launch: Disarming Conflict

Ploughshares Event, News

When: 4:30 p.m. • Thursday • October 29 Where: Grebel Gallery • 4th Floor, Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North • Waterloo Please join Project Ploughshares and the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement for the launch of Disarming Conflict: Why peace cannot be won on the battlefield by Ernie Regehr. Books will be available for purchase and signing. …

Responding to the global refugee crisis – What can Canada do?

Ploughshares Americas, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

Oct. 6, 2015 By Branka Marijan and Sonal Marwah The crisis in Syria and its spillover effects, such as the flow of refugees, are reminders that conflicts and their consequences are rarely contained to one geographic area of the world. Simply ignoring conflicts does not make them go away. Indeed, as the European governments are discovering it only leads to …

Armed Conflicts Report 2015 Summary

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Featured

(covering the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014) There were 29 armed conflicts in 26 countries in 2014, one more than in 2013. No conflict was removed from the Armed Conflicts Report this year. Total reported deaths in the conflicts in Ethiopia-Ogaden and Philippines (CPP/NPA) dropped to fewer than 25 in 2014, but no formal ceasefire was declared …

Armed Conflicts Report 2014

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts

(covering the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013) There were 28 active armed conflicts in 25 countries in 2013, an increase from 26 armed conflicts in 23 countries in 2012. During 2013, conflicts crossed the threshold of 1,000 fatalities in the Central African Republic, Mali, and Egypt. The conflict in Chad was removed as an ongoing armed conflict, …

2015 Peace and Human Security Agenda: Gender, human rights, and violent conflict

John Siebert Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 2 Summer 2014 In 2010, in response to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Armed Conflict and related UNSC resolutions, Canada created a national plan for implementing Canada’s commitment to enhance the capacity of women to participate in peace processes. UNSC Resolution 1325 established an international normative framework, on which Canada …

Limits to Force: Why contemporary wars are rarely won

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Event, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

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 …