Civil society, Conflict Management and the Avoidance of War

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor September 1997 Volume 18 Issue 3 Were it generally the case that wars are soberly declared by governments and then fought in the pursuit of a defined national purpose, it would be logical to assume that since it is governments that get us into wars it ought to be within both the responsibility and capacity …

Behind the Lines

Tasneem Jamal

Author Carolyn Nordstrom The Ploughshares Monitor September 1997 Volume 18 Issue 3 Civilians bear the brunt of the casualties in war. But who exactly are those civilians, and what really happens to them in and out of war? Carolyn Nordstrom looks at the fate of those whose experiences are perhaps the most often neglected: children, especially girls. Behind the rhetoric of …

Conflicts Decline in 1996: The 1997 Armed Conflicts Report

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor March 1997 Volume 18 Issue 1 Worldwide, there was a measurable decline in armed conflict [1] during 1996. While almost one in five countries in the world continued to experience the trauma and tragedy of war, the actual numbers were down to 40 conflicts in 34 countries (compared to 44 conflicts in 39 countries in 1995). The Middle …