GCR‘s whole-of-society approach to refugee protection: The unique complexities of South Asia

Ploughshares Asia, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration 1 Comment

Here is the final piece in a four-part series on the Global Compact on Refugees. Follow the links below to read the previous articles: Part 1: The Global Compacts: A Primer Part 2: Delivering on the Global Compact on Refugees Part 3: Canada and the Global Compact on Refugees December 6, 2018 By Ishita Kumar and Nayantara Raja Despite a …

Proliferation concerns secondary in nuclear deal with India

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published April 29, 2015 in the Waterloo Region Record The uneven application of Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation standards is becoming increasingly apparent. For a country that has so vehemently decried the mere possibility that Iran might one day produce even a single nuclear weapon, Canada seems remarkably eager to supply uranium to India, a rogue nuclear weapons state …

India–Pakistan Relations and the Impact on Afghanistan

Tasneem Jamal Armed Conflicts, Asia

Author Nicole Waintraub The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2010 Volume 31 Issue 4 There is widespread acknowledgment of the profound influence that Afghanistan-Pakistan ties have on the prospect for long-term stability in Afghanistan. But we must expand this understanding to include the role of Pakistan-India relations. Pakistan’s longstanding conflict with India and suspicion of its regional engagement, especially in Afghanistan, have …

Assuring We Don’t Help India Build Nukes

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly The wisdom and benefits of strongly improved Canadian trade and political relations with India are obvious. But if civilian nuclear co-operation is to be a primary fixture and symbol of the normalization of Indo-Canadian relations, it should be built on the most robust of non-proliferation conditions.   Basic non-proliferation …

India Must Agree to Nuclear Restraints

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record The wisdom and benefits of strongly improved Canadian trade and political relations with India are obvious. But if civilian nuclear co-operation is to be a primary fixture and symbol of the normalization of long-term Indo-Canadian relations, it should be built on the most robust of non-proliferation conditions. Basic non-proliferation standards were …

Canada Must Go Slow on Nuclear Deal with India

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It didn’t take Canada long to try to cash in on its support for the Nuclear Suppliers Group decision last Fall to open the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35 year ban. Others have been even quicker off the mark. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

Conditioning Nuclear Co-operation with India

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Last fall, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, with Canada’s support, opened the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35-year ban, and there was little doubt that Canadian industry would soon try to join the global rush to go through it. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group: Time for Plan B

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 While ultimately unsuccessful, recent action at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) saw at least some brave attempts to preserve a core nuclear nonproliferation principle – namely, that civilian nuclear cooperation is to be reserved for states that honour the global norm against nuclear weapons and adhere to full-scope safeguards …

Principle, or Pragmatism? India wants international rules bent to allow it access to nuclear materials

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record When the international Nuclear Suppliers Group meets later this week in Vienna, India will be looking for an end to its 34-year exclusion from international nuclear co-operation and trade. India wants unfettered access to the global civilian nuclear market, notably to import badly needed uranium from places like Canada, notwithstanding its …