This week we celebrate the coming into force of the new nuclear ban treaty and we consider how Canada can rebuild and retool its diplomatic capacity to help nurture a genuinely progressive American foreign policy.
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.
This week we explore the possibility of US partnership rather than dominance, look in on Civil Society testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee and consider how we can stop a shocking new CBC management initiative to disguise “paid content” – advertising – as news.
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.