The Liberal government’s about-face on the Conservative motion to freeze Canada-Iran relations signals a lack of the courage necessary to be a principled and effective member of the UN Security Council.
Analysts range from cautiously optimistic over European efforts to counter American sanctions to extremely fearful of possible plans by Israel and the United States to go to war against Iran.
Instead of building on the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump has chosen to unilaterally abandon it, with no discernible plan in place for what comes next.
Canada must promote diplomacy and dialogue between the US and North Korea and condemn continued bellicose threats from both sides.
The Trump administration must be careful to avoid playing into the hands of Islamic State and other violent extremists.
The election of Donald J. Trump can be traced in part to blowback from the USA invasion of Iraq in 2003.