A Call to Protect the Congolese People

Tasneem Jamal

Letter on behalf of The Canadian Council of Churches, Kairos and Project Ploughshares to the Prime Minister (français) July 4, 2003 The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, We, speaking together as the member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and Project Ploughshares, write to urge intensified efforts by Canada and the international community to provide …

Peacebuilding Conundrums in the Horn of Africa

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 03-1 Author Leenco Lata Three peacemaking activities are simultaneously underway in the strife-ridden Horn of Africa region: mediation to end Sudan’s internal conflict, a new round of talks on how to reconstitute state and society in Somalia, and border negotiations to settle the territorial dispute Ethiopia and Eritrea. Despite the welcome coincidence of peacemaking activities, a more concerted, simultaneous …

The War of Words over the International Criminal Court: American “Might” Versus International “Right”

Tasneem Jamal

Author Tara Ashtakala and Fergus Watt The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2002 Volume 23 Issue 4 Tara Ashtakala is an Ottawa lawyer specializing in International Humanitarian Law. Fergus Watt is Executive Director of World Federalists of Canada. WFC coordinates the Canadian NGO Network for the ICC. One of the more popular discussions in world politics these days contrasts the growing divide between …

Bridging the Commitment-Capacity Gap

Tasneem Jamal

Author H. Peter Langille The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2002 Volume 23 Issue 4 There is a growing gap between the avowed commitments of the international community and the United Nations’ actual capacity for the prevention of armed conflict and the protection of civilians. The UN is still denied sufficient means, mechanisms, and support to fulfill tasks assigned by its Member States. …

Increased Security Spending Doesn’t Mean Increased Defence Spending

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 02-6 Author Ernie Regehr While Canada should be upgrading its contributions to international peace and security, there are at least three reasons why such measures should not take the form of defence spending increases. First, Canadian defence spending in absolute terms is already substantial by global standards. Second, Post-Cold War spending on key non-military contributions to international peace and …

The Presbyterian Church Expresses Concern about War on Terror

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from Rev. J. Mark Lewis, Moderator of the 128th General Assembly, The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is a sponsor of Project Ploughshares. Ploughshares was involved in the process of composing this letter. August 6, 2002 Dear Prime Minister Chrétien, I am writing to bring you greetings on behalf of …

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 …

The Canadian Council of Churches Responds to the Events of September 11, 2001

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien following terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Canadian Council of Churches 3250 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor Toronto ON M8X 2Y4 September 21, 2001 The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, House of Commons, Ottawa , Canada, K1A 0A6 c.c. The Hon. John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade …

Non-military Intervention and Protecting the Vulnerable: Report on a Roundtable Discussion

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

Author Lynne Griffiths-Fulton The Ploughshares Monitor June 2001 Volume 22 Issue 2 We live in a new world, in which all of us must begin to bear responsibility for everything that occurs. – Vaclev Havel In April, Project Ploughshares held a roundtable on intervention in complex humanitarian emergencies with participants from the NGO community, relief and development agencies (secular and faith-based), …