Northern Ireland’s peace process, post-Brexit

Branka Marijan Europe, Featured, News

On Thursday, June 23, British citizens voted to leave the European Union (EU). The impacts of the decision were immediately felt by global markets and led to political uncertainty on the continent. On Friday morning, the British pound fell to a 30-year low, the Canadian dollar a six-year low. Concerns about the future of the EU and possible dissolution of the …

Somaliland: A study in the potential of indigenous resources

Ploughshares Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security

Author Christina Woolner Christina Woolner is currently studying for an MPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. A former program officer with Project Ploughshares, she spent the last two years teaching peace and conflict studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Hargeisa. The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 34 Issue 3 Autumn 2013 Localizing peace: Reflections from …

Development and Peacebuilding: The “Ninth” Millennium Development Goal

John Siebert Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2009 Volume 30 Issue 4 The International Peace Institute,1 located across the street from United Nations headquarters in New York, hosted the November 12, 2009 launch of Addressing Armed Violence in East Africa: A Report on World Vision Peacebuilding, Development and Humanitarian Assistance Programmes.2 The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Norway …

Overlooking the Faults of Peacebuilding

John Siebert Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2009 Volume 30 Issue 3 In the course of a few weeks several summary or reflective articles on the meaning, value, and effectiveness of peacebuilding crossed over my electronic transept. Coincidence? Maybe. It was all quite dispiriting at first. A trip to Istanbul in early July put matters into perspective. A journey too far …

Our Tactics in Afghanistan Must Change: Focus should be placed on entrenching peace, rather than on a hopeless counter-insurgency

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record The prime minister’s welcome appeal to bipartisan co-operation in reshaping the Canadian mission in Afghanistan offers a chance to pursue a national consensus that spans a broad political spectrum and is rooted in proven peace-building and counterinsurgency realities. The government’s new motion on the Afghanistan mission is a significant step toward …

Kosovo and Civil Society – Some Reflections

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security, Europe

Author Lowell Ewert The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 This article was adapted from the “Introduction” written by Lowell Ewert and contained in Civil Society: A Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development, edited by Melissa Rose and Lowell Ewert, published by Mercy Corps International and the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, 1998. Lowell Ewert is Director of Peace …