In today’s post we ask why Canada has yet to ratify the international ban on dumping waste in developing countries, consider key lessons from NATO allies who attended the historic Ban Treaty conference, examine what a just peace might mean for Ukraine and more.
Our topics include the role of the media in stifling discussion of diplomatic options for Ukraine, legitimate debate versus disinformation and some excellent recommendations from the Special Committee on Afghanistan.
Today we explore in some depth the urgent need to broaden our public discussion of the Ukraine conflict beyond a singular focus on military measures to include genuine efforts toward a negotiated peace.
Today we examine the increasingly reckless Biden policy on arms to Ukraine, consider the global and Canadian arms trade, highlight the Liberal handgun freeze and applaud Arbour’s landmark military sexual misconduct report.
We examine a new National Security Report that warns of the danger to Canada posed by America’s democratic unravelling, and consider Huawei, Ukraine and NATO group think.
This week we deplore continued Israeli legal impunity, welcome a possible national handgun ban, lament the Huawei 5 G ban, warn anew against Canada joining ballistic missile defence and applaud some solid ideas for a Ukraine peace deal.