The Business of War

Tasneem Jamal

Author Neil Cooper The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2002 Volume 23 Issue 3 Neil Cooper is Principal Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. This article was originally published in the Aug-Sept 2002 issue of CAAT news. Partly as a consequence of globalisation and partly as a result of the decline of superpower military aid, actors …

The Iraq War as Globalized War

Tasneem Jamal

Author Richard McCutcheon Working Paper 02-3 This paper was originally presented at the Forum on international arms embargoes and the case of Iraq held in Toronto in November 2001. The Forum was co-sponsored by Project Ploughshares and Kairos (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives) with funding support from The Simons Foundation. Richard McCutcheon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology …

Sanctions Sans Commitment: An assessment of UN arms embargoes

Tasneem Jamal

Author David Cortright George A. Lopez and Linda Gerber Working Paper 02-2 This paper was originally presented by David Cortright at the Forum on international arms embargoes and the case of Iraq held in Toronto in November 2001. The Forum was co-sponsored by Project Ploughshares and Kairos (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives) with funding support from The Simons Foundation. An impeccable …

The 2002 Armed Conflicts Report

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2002 Volume 23 Issue 1 The year 2001 witnessed a significant decline in armed conflicts1 worldwide, dropping from 40 such conflicts in 35 countries in 2000, to 37 conflicts in 30 countries in 2001. While it is very difficult to measure the intensity of conflicts, a rough estimate of the number of war deaths in 2001, compared …

A Violent Peace

Tasneem Jamal

Author Paul Rogers The Ploughshares Monitor September 2001 Volume 22 Issue 3 Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the United Kingdom. This article is an excerpt from his book, Losing Control: Global Security in the Twenty-first Century. The Cold War was immensely wasteful of human and material resources, especially when compared with the problems of poverty and …

The UN and Conflict Prevention: From Rhetoric to Concrete Action

Tasneem Jamal

Author Lynne Griffiths-Fulton The Ploughshares Monitor September 2001 Volume 22 Issue 3 “[M]ake conflict prevention the cornerstone of collective security in the twenty-first century.” Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations In June, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, produced a report outlining the UN’s responsibilities in the area of conflict prevention. This article provides an overview of the report and …

Somalia: A New Beginning?

Tasneem Jamal

Author Abdul Omar The Ploughshares Monitor December 2000 Volume 21 Issue 4 Until recently, Somalia had been without a central government since the January 1991 expulsion of the late dictator General Mohamed Siad Barre. A state with a relatively homogenous population, Somalia’s decade-long authority vacuum was created by the fall of Barre, who had come to power through a military coup …

Resources, Greed and the Persistence of Violent Conflict

Tasneem Jamal

Author Don Hubert The Ploughshares Monitor June 2000 Volume 21 Issue 2 This paper is based on a presentation at the annual CIDA/DFAIT Peacebuilding Consultations and is a chapter in a forthcoming book entitled Human Security and the New Diplomacy to be released later this year. The views presented are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views …

Canadian Corporate Responsibility and the War in Sudan

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor March 2000 Volume 21 Issue 1 The operations of a Canadian oil company, Talisman Energy Inc., in Sudan have come under intense scrutiny in the past year. Criticism of the company grows out of concerns that general oil operations supported by Talisman are exacerbating both the war and human rights violations in Sudan. Late last …