Today we look at the massive strides that tiny, Conservative Muslim-majority Qatar has made in preparation for its hosting of the FIFA World Cup. And much more!
Today we consider why ending the war in Ukraine is becoming more urgent and more difficult to achieve. We examine steps Canada must now take following Israel’s far-right election result and we highlight some good news on international efforts to curtail the harm to civilians from explosive weapons.
Today we examine how the Ukraine war is exacerbating nuclear risks on the Korean peninsula and beyond, consider the implications of Russia’s retreat from Kherson and renewed concerns about America’s approach to negotiations and more.
Today we examine how a very bad idea by Deputy Minister Freeland can be reoriented away from exacerbating global tensions and weakening the UN toward creative diplomatic collaborations with the opposite effect.
Today’s post examines the pre-eminence of climate action as one more urgent reason to pursue a just peace in Ukraine. We also look closely at proposals for an international security assistance force tailored to Haiti’s real security needs and linked to genuine political dialogue.
Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.