Today’s blog features an innovative China-USA research partnership on cyber stability, internal dissension in the Biden administration over the Iran nuclear deal, and a great new poll on what Canadians think of nuclear disarmament (they want it).
In this Good Friday blog, we feature some good news on conflict resolution, renewed hope on the Iran nuclear deal, and a closer look at a wonderful little book on how to advance an international peace and security agenda based on cooperation and meeting basic human needs.
It is time for Biden to demonstrate his commitment to reducing, not exacerbating, nuclear tensions. And it is time for Canada to rejuvenate past efforts to strengthen the institutional framework of the NPT, so that it might better respond to current and emerging nuclear risks.
It is no exaggeration to say that nuclear weapons are a danger to the entire planet. Canada must work harder to advance both nuclear and conventional arms control.
The only way Afghanistan can build sustainable peace is through a comprehensive peace process, a fundamental lesson that Canada and NATO have still failed to learn.
Prepare to be inspired by some new thinking from ten leading peace researchers critiquing NATO’s vapid “reflections” on the next ten years; read details of new Federal gun control legislation and consider a trenchant critique of how President Biden is handling his China review.