Today we examine how a “modernised” Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement bypasses international law; consider the Globe and Mail’s own investigation into Canadian drone technology in Nagorno-Karabakh, and ponder the power of the Canadian gun lobby.
In honour of UN Day on October 24th, we recall the enduring values of the UN Charter, take stock of progress toward peace in Libya, applaud Biden proposals to lower nuclear risks and challenge Canada to turn from laggard to leader in managing arms exports responsibly.
By taking tough steps to drastically reduce the possibility of Canadian-made armaments fueling conflict and human misery, Canada can demonstrate real leadership. Find out more in today’s blog.
Our blog considers an exciting new idea to take the politics out of Canada’s arms exports controls through an independent, impartial agency. And we celebrate the granting of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN World Food Programme.
We examine the corrupting influence of an out-of-control “military-industrial complex” in America and troubling signs of the same mechanism at work in Canada, undercutting our diplomatic efforts abroad.