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.
Bush’s post-9/11 address launched sixteen years of war. Trump’s sequel promises many more.
Canada refuses to sign Nuclear Ban Treaty or even to congratulate ICAN and Canadian Hiroshima survivor who will accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
Canada’s commitment to the principles of the Arms Trade Treaty is called into question by deeply flawed accession legislation.
With the USA ramping up its global military activity and eschewing UN-led peace and security efforts, Canada must restore and expand its leadership on war prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.
At UN HQ today over 120 countries adopted a landmark treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, but Canada was not one of them.