Canadian mediation in Cameroon, constructive co-existence with China, startling Ukraine developments, the origins of Canada’s arms export policy and new space risks are all topics in today’s post.
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Killer robots, Ukraine’s dilemma, and silence over Israel’s democratic descent
An updated US policy on AI-enhanced weapons that kill without meaningful human intervention, growing mainstream expert support for a Ukraine-Russia peace process, and calls to end the silence over Israel’s “descent of democracy” are all topics in this week’s blog post.
Can China help end the Ukraine war? Nuclear fusion and the tools of war and more
Amid yet more military escalation in Ukraine, we consider a potential mediation role for China, as well as its place in post-war reconstruction efforts. We look at the key role of the nuclear fusion “breakthrough” in modernizing nuclear weapons – not mitigating climate change – and more.
Calculating the risks for Ukraine, Israel spyware update, reducing space threats and more
We consider two more voices arguing for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war, assess Israel’s deadly spyware exports, consider more economic challenges and welcome some inspired Canadian leadership to reduce space threats.
Fighter jet folly, Biden’s “just peace” for Ukraine, think tanks and nukes and more
CANADA FINALIZES F-35 FIGHTER JET FOLLY On 9 January 2023, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada had finalized an agreement with the US government and Lockheed Martin with Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of 88 F-35 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pursuant to a $19 billion contract, saying in […]
Global steps forward in 2022 but not on Ukraine, Biden’s failed nuclear posture review and more
After reviewing some good news from 2022, we look anew at diplomacy to end the Ukraine horror, consider Biden’s failed nuclear posture review, welcome progress on curbing bioweapons, highlight a new Canadian-led Outer Space initiative and more.