The Impact of the “War on Terrorism” on Internal Conflicts

Tasneem Jamal

Author Matthew O’Rourke The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2005 Volume 26 Issue 1 The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would not exist in their current form were it not for the US-led campaign against terrorism. Indeed, the effects of the fight to stop international terrorism have been felt in many of the intra-state conflicts identified in Project Ploughshares’ annual Armed Conflicts Report …

The 2004 Armed Conflicts Report

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2004 Volume 25 Issue 2 In 2003 the number of armed conflicts totalled 36 in 28 countries. These numbers are a slight decline from 2002 which saw 37 armed conflicts in 29 countries. The drop continues a general downward trend since a peak of 44 conflicts in 1995 and involves the fewest number of states hosting wars …

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

Tasneem Jamal

Author Larissa Fast The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 200 Volume 25 Issue 1 In 2005, representatives of organizations from around the world will gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss civil society roles in conflict prevention. The international conference will be the culmination of a multi-year process of transnational and regional networking to address the challenge of more effective …

Will Iraqi Hopes be Dashed? Reflections on a Visit

Tasneem Jamal

Author Bill Janzen The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2003 Volume 24 Issue 4 Bill Janzen is the director of the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee Canada and a member of the Project Ploughshares board. He visited Iraq in 1994, 1999, and in September of 2003. As I read the daily reports about the bombings and the growing resistance in Iraq, I …

The 2003 Armed Conflicts Report – Preview

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts

The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2003 Volume 24 Issue 2 While the international community spent much of 2002 deciding whether or not to start a new war in Iraq, 37 other armed conflicts1 were already underway, directly affecting the lives of millions of men, women, and children in 29 countries. The total number of armed conflicts remained unchanged from the previous year …

What Powell Didn’t Say

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Asia, Mideast

Authors Ernie Regehr and Gerry Barr Published by the Ottawa Citizen Gerry Barr is president and CEO of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation The U.S. secretary of state didn’t tell the United Nations that a war against Iraq will produce a humanitarian disaster, with children among those most at risk. Colin Powell, the U.S. secretary of state, presented a …

There’s Not Enough Evidence to Justify War

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Asia, Mideast

Author Ernie Regehr Published by The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario) U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has now brought new “evidence” to the UN Security Council which he says exposes Iraq’s ongoing deceit and defiance and thus justifies an American-led attack. But there are three additional categories of evidence that should be central to any decision on military action and all …

Libre opinion: Irak, donnons tous les faits au Conseil de sécurité

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr Francine Néméh and Gerry Barr Édition du mercredi 5 février 2003: Le Devoir Francine Néméh, Directrice de l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) Gerry Barr, Président-directeur général du Conseil canadien pour la coopération internationale Aujourd’hui, le secrétaire d’État américain, Colin Powell, communique une nouvelle série de “faits” au Conseil de sécurité, faits qui, affirmera-t-il, exposent …

Showdown with Iraq: War isn’t the only solution

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario) While it’s possible to win the battle only to lose the war, it is also possible to win the war only to lose the peace. It happened in Iraq 12 years ago and could again. We, meaning the U.S.-led coalition that included Canada, won the war against Iraq in 1991. Iraq’s …

Sierra Leone: A Peacebuilding Success Story?

Tasneem Jamal

Author Kristiana Powell The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2002 Volume 23 Issue 3 Kristiana Powell is an intern with Project Ploughshares under the Canadian government’s Youth International Internship Program.  Much progress has been made towards building an enduring peace in this war-ravaged country, but it is too early to proclaim Sierra Leone a peacebuilding success story. Current efforts to build peace have …