Welcome to Canadian Pugwash Group
Education on global security, in a broad sense, is the mandate of Canadian Pugwash, carried out by sponsoring meetings, workshops and roundtables to foster informed discussion of experts, for the purpose of providing information which can be useful in the formation of government policy.
How to express outrage over chemical weapons use
Paul Meyer writes "How to express outrage over chemical weapons use" [here]
Unsung Mediator: U Thant and the Cuban Missile Crisis
U Thant has put the world deeply in his dept. -- President John F. Kennedy
On October 16, 1962, President Kennedy learned that the Soviet Union was building nuclear missile installations in Cuba. ... In the deepening crisis, the United Nations, and specifically Secretary General Thant, was to play a significant role in de-escalating and the resolving the nuclear standoff between the superpowers. ... Read Article here: [pdf]
Walter Dorn and Robert Pauk. “Unsung Mediator: U Thant and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Diplomatic History 33:2 (April 2009): 261-292. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7709.2008.00762.x.
Hope lies in the Scientific Method
John Polanyi, writing in the Globe and Mail, May 26, 2009 says "We must hope that the same civilized approach (as illustrated by the scientific method) can be employed to persuade a wider public of new truths. It is, in fact, our only hope. We cannot conduct ourselves on a crowded planet as we please; the economy will fail (as to a degree it has), the environment will fail (as it has begun to do) and the victims of both failures may, in desperation, take up arms. I ascribe to this last possibility the revival of concern over the spread of nuclear weapons.
List All Articles prior to 2008
Canadian Peacekeeping: No Myth-But Not What It Once Was
Article by Walter Dorn in SITREP, a bi-monthly publication of the Royal Canadian Military Institute
Volume 67, Number 2, April - May 2007 [pdf]
Occupational Hazards of War
Depleted Uranium: All the Questions about DU and Gulf War Syndrome are not Yet Answered
Article by Rosalie Bertell
International Journal of Health Services, 36, no. 3 (2006): 503–520. View article [pdf]
Despite our commitment in Afghanistan, the Canadian forces still have the capacity to make a big difference in Darfur, says conflict specialist Peter Langille.
Peter Langille [html] [pdf]
The Globe and Mail, 27 April 2006
Toronto Star, 19 April 2005
New Threats to the Alliance's Security and Strategies to Reform NATO
Erika Simpson [pdf]
Transatlantic Quarterly, Volume 1 (3), Winter/Spring 2005
Edmonton Journal, 3 January 2005
London Free Press, 29 December 2004
Preventing Genocide: Time for a UN 911
Globe and Mail, 19 October 2004
Lessons of prior Cabinet decision-making on U.S. missiles: Diefenbaker went through similar situation as Martin
The Hill Times, 4 October 2004
The Forgotten Bomarc Story: Martin government should apply lessons of Bomarc to Bush's NMD
Article published in The CCPA Monitor, March 2004
Dr. Derek Manchester, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Lynn Trainor, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Toronto and CPG Member
What will Canada do about the continued threat posed by the 34,145 nuclear weapons in the world?
Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.
Guest Column in The Hill Times
Fanning the Flames of Ethnic Hatred
David Parnas, member of Canadian Pugwash Group, former President of Science for Peace
July 2, 1999
United States National Missile Defence
Canadian Pugwash Group Press Release
October 21, 2000
UN Vet to Head Balsillie School
Ramesh Thakur, 59, said after weighing offers from Canada and Australia, he was drawn to the new Waterloo, Ont., school because of the calibre of academics already associated with it and the chance to fashion a new organization. His past ties with the country and Waterloo scholars also played a part. "I had an urge to come back to Canada," Prof. Thakur said in an interview yesterday.