The international community must acknowledge the grave danger nuclear weapons pose to international peace and security.
Former Canadian Disarmament Ambassadors call on Canada play a leadership role in the elimination of nuclear weapons.
In a deeply disappointing response, the Canadian government has shirked its duties under international law and rejected the call for a Public Inquiry into the treatment of Afghan detainees.
Although research demonstrates that peacekeeping missions, on balance, have a good track record, many of the practices, habits, and narratives that shape peacebuilders’ efforts on the ground are counterproductive. This, at least, is the argument put forward by Séverine Autesserre, researcher and associate professor at Columbia University, after conducting several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world. In her book Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention, Autesserre explains how expatriates often live lives that are largely separated from the populations they are trying to help, and how this can undermine the very notion of local ownership that is key to the success of peacebuilding missions.
Military assistance comes before humanitarian aid for Canada as disaster relief mission begins.
With the death toll over 4,000 and rising, Nepal is struggling to cope with the aftermath of a powerful earthquake. Nepal needs our help.