Read about why it is essential for Canada to undertake its NORAD modernization commitment within existing defence resources and in a manner that enhances, rather than undermines, both public safety in Canada’s North and strategic stability more broadly.
This week’s blog is chock full of important international developments including an end to American support for the war in Yemen and a pivotal decision of the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction over war crimes in Palestine. We also delve into the murky world of cyber attacks.
Read about an upcoming civil society briefing to Canadian Senators on the historic nuclear ban treaty, a series of deadly foreign policy landmines being laid by the outgoing Trump administration and more thoughts on how Biden can re-engage on nuclear arms control, on trade with China and on the Iran nuclear deal.
The storming of the U.S. capitol building even as the final vote count put the Senate back into Democratic hands provides a stark example of the dangers and the promise of American democracy and its implications for global security going forward.
The presidency of Joe Biden is an opportunity for Canada to support a new American foreign policy based on military restraint and responsible statecraft. With your help, we will do everything in our power to ensure that Canada embraces it.
New environmental reports are cause for both hope and alarm and one thing is very clear – traditional military security is not only useless in responding to the climate crisis but is also a massive contributor to it.