Canada can make an important contribution to building a sustainable peace in Mali, through the provision of peacekeepers and by supporting the crucial non-military aspects of the mandate.
While the nuclear weapons states continue their build-up, most of the rest of the world is preparing the way for nuclear disarmament.
Premature judgments of Russian guilt risk further undermining the credibility of experts, multilateral organizations, and the very fabric of international relations.
Canada has been absent so long from UN peacekeeping that our military leadership simply does not understand its value in building a sustainable peace.
Canada needs an export permit control system worthy of a country with a proud history of working to strengthen human rights, international law and international peace and security.