Canada’s Support for Peace in Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Ploughshares letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper November 29, 2007 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Re: Canada’s Support for Peace in Darfur Dear Prime Minister Harper: I am writing to you on behalf of Project Ploughshares to urgently request that the Government of Canada …

Hybrid AU-UN Operation in Darfur: Precedents, Progress and Challenges

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 07-3 Author Emily Schroeder There has been significant movement by the international community to substantially improve the political and security situation in Darfur. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769, passed in July 2007, mandated a new hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur. This new UN-AU force could set important precedents on practical application of the doctrine of the …

Exploring Security Challenges to Peace in Sudan: The May 2007 Juba Roundtable

Tasneem Jamal

Author Emily Schroeder The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2007 Volume 28 Issue 3 From 9 to 10 May 2007, Project Ploughshares program associate Emily Schroeder participated in a roundtable in Juba, South Sudan that focused on security challenges to the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of Sudan and the South Sudanese. This event, part of the Building …

Religion and Violent conflict: A Practitioner’s Functional Approach

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2007 Volume 28 Issue 2 A workshop at the annual Peacebuilding Consultations of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa in May 2006 focused on religion as a proximate or structural source of conflict. This article is adapted from a presentation given at that workshop. The post-9/11 “war on terror” has …

Pursuing Peace in the Horn of Africa

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author Bethuel Kiplagat The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2007 Volume 28 Issue 1 Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat is the Executive Director of Africa Peace Forum, a non-governmental organization in Nairobi, which partners with Project Ploughshares in peacebuilding efforts in the Horn of Africa. An earlier version of this paper was delivered in Waterloo on 10 November 2006 as part of the Project Ploughshares …

Sudan Roundtable in Juba

Tasneem Jamal

Author Lynne Griffiths-Fulton The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2006 Volume 27 Issue 4 Since January 2005, when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) ended a decades-long conflict between north and south Sudan and instituted an interim arrangement to share power and resources for 6-1/2 years, Sudan has achieved some notable goals. The Government of National Unity (GoNU) has been formed and the Government …

Interfaith Group on Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (French version) June 29, 2006 The Right Hon. Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario Email: Harper.S@parl.gc.ca Dear Prime Minister, On January 16, 2006 representatives of various faith groups in Canada addressed a letter to your predecessor and leaders of the opposition parties on the continuing tragedy in Darfur, Sudan. …

Faith Leaders Urge Prime Minister to Push for Peace in Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Faith leaders letter to the Prime Minister on Darfur January 16, 2006 The Right Honourable Paul Martin Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario Fax: 613-941-6900 Email: Martin.P@parl.gc.ca Dear Prime Minister, As representatives of various faith traditions in Canada, we commend the Government of Canada for the significant contributions made to support humanitarian and relief efforts in Darfur, …

Civilian Police in Peace Support Operations

Tasneem Jamal

Author Peter Whelan The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2005 Volume 26 Issue 4 Peter Whelan is a Political Risk Analyst for sub-Saharan Africa at Export Development Canada. During the preparation of this article he was a Program Associate with Project Ploughshares. Increasingly, policymakers are recognizing the importance of civilian police officers (CivPol) in contemporary peace support operations (PSOs). During the past decade …

A United World or a Divided World? Multiethnicity, Rights, Terrorism

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2004 Volume 25 Issue 4 This statement was issued at the end of the fifth World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome , Italy on 12 November 2004. Two decades ago, the world was swept with a wave of hope. Inspired by the popular movements for peace, freedom, democracy and solidarity, the nations of the world …