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.
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.