Archive | October, 2010

Canada part of a new nuclear disarmament initiative

In late September, Canada joined with nine other countries to form the Cross-Regional Group on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, a group of countries that seeks to bring new life to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament efforts (“Germany joins new international initiative for nuclear disarmament,” DW-world.de, 23 September 2010). The other members of the group are Australia, Chile, […]

Afghanistan's new Peace Council: Stopped in its tracks?

Afghan President Hamid Karzai established a High Council for Peace on September 28, 2010 with the objective of paving the way towards peace with the Taliban through negotiation and reconcilation (“Karzai sets up body for peace talks,” Aljazeera News, 28 September 2010). Karzai hand-picked the nearly 70 council members, who include representatives of women and […]