Crisis Group urges Europeans to mitigate Iranian economic hardship and promote regional security dialogue. Meanwhile, both the U.S. and Canada need to rethink their military roles in Iraq.
Canada said no to rogue American behaviour in Iraq in 2003. We should do the same regarding Iran in 2020.
Trump’s reckless behaviour puts the world at needless risk. It is also the single biggest obstacle to marshalling a truly global response to the twin existential threats of climate catastrophe and the devastation of nature.
Wishing you all the best of the season. We’ll be back with our first blog of 2020 on Friday, 3 January.
Canada should engage much more fully in the Doha Forum multilateral dialogue process, both as an extremely worthwhile endeavour in its own right, and as a much-needed counterbalance to our troubling relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Peggy Mason is currently attending the Doha Forum 2019: Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World. Her full report of the forum sessions and dialogue outcomes will be posted at 6 pm on Tuesday 17 December at 6 pm.