Today we consider a searing indictment of Western policy in Ukraine and the lessons we must learn and apply to save that country’s future. We applaud proposed defence spending cuts, tougher lobbying rules, and Doug Roche’s latest book.
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Against the backdrop of terrible climate calamities, we examine a big win for the UN and multilateralism in protecting our oceans. We also look at how Canada can help save the agency responsible for Palestinian refugees. Finally our new Ukraine Update examines old and new paths to war termination.
We turn again to Wesley Wark – this time for his take on the just announced public inquiry into foreign interference; we assess recent Ukraine developments that make a diplomatic strategy more urgent than ever and we consider a new Crisis Group report on sanctions reform and peacemaking.
Modest but important steps in the direction of diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine; strengthening the nuclear testing taboo, and disturbing new reasons why Canada should end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia are some of our topics in today’s blog post.