The War in Yemen: 2011-2018: The elusive road to peace

Sonal Marwah Asia, Defence & Human Security, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Mideast Leave a Comment

              Working paper 18-1 November 2018 By Sonal Marwah and Tom Clark Executive summary The United Nations (UN) has played a key role in most recent peace processes, but has not, thus far, been an effective force for peace in Yemen, which is now the site of one of the world’s bloodiest internationalized civil …

WWI and Contemporary Policy on War and Peace

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, News

Conference Report Click here or on image for PDF of full report. September 26-28, 2014 Ottawa On the centenary of the First World War, The Group of 78 and Project Ploughshares organized the conference “WWI and Contemporary Policy on War and Peace.” The conference was held at the Canadian War Museum and reflected on how we can reduce the incidence of armed …

NPDI Matters

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Susi Snyder Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative recommendations from PAX (Netherlands) The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) is a group of twelve countries, including Canada, “that are actively engaged in disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control discussions, both inside and outside the NPT framework.” The following paper gives recommendations for the Ministerial meeting that will be held in Hiroshima in April …

Private Security Companies in the Caribbean

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Defence & Human Security

Case studies of St. Lucia,Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica Authors Matthew Bishop, Kenneth Epps, Sheridon Hill, Annita Montoute, John Siebert This project, a collaboration between Project Ploughshares and the Institute of International Relations of The University of West Indies, contributes to the still limited published information on Private Security Companies (PSCs) in the Caribbean by creating case studies on the private …

Transparency and Accountability – NPT Reporting 2002-2012

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Cesar Jaramillo The indefinite extension of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1995 was agreed to in the context of a collective commitment by States Parties to strengthening the Treaty’s review process and, in particular, with a heightened sense of the need for mutual accountability in the implementation and furtherance of the aims of the Treaty. In 2000 states …

CARICOM and the Arms Trade Treaty: Toward an effective convention

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Author Kenneth Epps Introduction The negotiation of an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has become a UN process of “high importance” for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It is not difficult to see why. The Caribbean subregion is severely impacted by the irresponsible and illicit proliferation and transfer of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and associated ammunition. Per capita murder …

Import and Transit Considerations in an Arms Trade Treaty

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, Europe

Author Kenneth Epps,Guy Lamb and Anne-Charlotte Merrell Wetterwik Findings Based on Case Studies of Barbados, Estonia, and Namibia Technical study conducted for Control Arms by the Center for International Trade and Security – University of Georgia, Institute for Security Studies, and Project Ploughshares The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) process to negotiate a legally binding instrument to “establish the …

Youth Armed Violence Interventions: The Caribbean and its Toronto Diaspora

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Sandra Chadwick-Parkes This paper was prepared for the Small Arms Working Group of Peacebuild. Project Ploughshares was the Coordinator of the Small Arms Working Group from 2004 through to 2010. The paper is part of a series that explored the relationship between armed violence and development. With 66 per cent of all homicides occurring in countries not experiencing major …

Just Peacemaking: Canadian Church Perspectives and Contributions

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Defence & Human Security

Report from Conference held February 2-3, 2012, Waterloo, Ontario Introduction What is Just Peacemaking? Contributed Papers Organizing the Events Join the Conversation Participants Agenda   Introduction Waterloo was the setting for a gathering of Canadian church leaders to consider the challenge of just peacemaking, held on February 2-3, 2012. Internationally renowned Christian ethicist Glen Stassen from Fuller Theological Seminary in …

Toward a Nuclear Weapons Convention: A role for Canada

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Report on the Expert Seminar held April 11 and 12, 2011 in Ottawa The expert seminar “Toward a Nuclear Weapons Convention: A Role for Canada” held in Ottawa, April 11 and 12, 2011, included participants from the academic community and civil society, as well as diplomats, parliamentarians, and government officials. The discussions addressed a broad range of legal, political, security, …