The utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Our update to the 08 February blog features an explosive interview with leading economist Michael Hudson. He explains how American economic sanctions and other coercive measures have played a key role in creating Venezuela’s current political and economic malaise.
Get some perspective on the Venezuelan debacle; find out why Amb. McCallum was right about the Huawei extradition case; and get the latest from Prof. Paul Rogers on what we need to do – now – to avert climate catastrophe.
Veteran international affairs practitioner Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group previews 10 global conflicts, ongoing or incipient, that bear close scrutiny in 2019.
The role of oil in global conflicts is rarely, if ever, a part of our public discourse. A new book by John Foster, and his upcoming lecture, will change all that.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, provides an overview of 10 conflicts the international community will face in 2015.