Arms sales, murder, and the illusion of firmness

Cesar Jaramillo Americas, Asia, Conventional Weapons, Featured, Mideast Leave a Comment

While the Jamal Khashoggi murder illustrated the Saudi regime’s contempt for human rights and warranted intense media attention, it was only the latest incident in a consistent pattern of repression and human-rights violations at home and abroad.

The European Union outsources asylum policy and protection

Sonal Marwah Africa, Europe, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration Leave a Comment

In a deal reached in March 2016 between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, “all new irregular migrants” who reached Greece after March 20 were to be returned to Turkey. In exchange the EU would resettle more Syrian refugees living in Turkey, increase its financial support for refugees in Turkey, and remove visa requirements for Turkish citizens (Collett 2016). To …

Turkey – EU Relations: Can the slowdown be reversed?

Ploughshares Europe, News

Free Public Lecture Click on the image for a PDF. Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 6:30 – 8:00pm Seagram Room – Centre for International Governance Innovation 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON Register by emailing Refreshments will be served. Speaker: Joost Lagendijk, a columnist for two Turkish daily newspapers and former Member of the European Parliament (EP), will be speaking …

Spotlight on Canadian Military Exports: Countermeasure Systems for Turkish Helicopters

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Europe

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor September 1998 Volume 19 Issue 3 The Deal Davis Engineering of Ottawa will supply 159 infrared countermeasure systems for the Turkish Army’s UH-1H, AB-205, and AB-212 utility helicopters. The contract, worth more than $12 million, will add to almost $125 million in Canadian military goods that have been transferred to Turkey since 1984. The countermeasure …