If we are to avoid once more reaping the whirlwind generated by an over-reliance upon armed force, an entirely different approach will be required. Specifically, people everywhere will have to insist that diplomacy displace defence at the centre of international policy. Relative to the alternatives, diplomacy’s approach to the non-violent management of international relations through […]
As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon observes, “Nuclear disarmament is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations.” This September 26th, 2014 marks the first observance of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons as designated by the United Nations. In honour of this day, the UN will be […]
A newly obtained report for the Canadian military is setting off alarm bells across the country, among defence experts and throughout our peace network. We need to act quickly.
In cooperation with Ottawa civil society groups, Canadian Peace Initiative is holding its 8th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival from September 21st to October 2nd. The 12-day peace festival with 29 events celebrates the United Nations International Days of Peace and Nonviolence. The events include peace exhibits, film screenings, musical performances, public talks, peace awards, and […]
Mike Blanchfield of the Canadian Press reports on the Canadian government’s contradictory characterizations of the conflict in Iraq.
Journalist Thomas Walkom provides a perspective on the political imperatives behind Canada’s recent involvement in Iraq.