How Canada can help South Korea promote security-building dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea; U.S. backsliding in the Iran nuclear talks; and the latest headaches over the AUKUS nuclear sub deal are today’s blog focus.
Limits on ballistic missile defences (BMD) are essential for strategic stability and Canada can best support this goal by continuing to reject participation in American BMD.
Today we look at some very sensible independent thinking by New Zealand, consider some surprising information about China and economic reforms, update the Afghanistan situation and lament slow progress in ditching outmoded military mindsets.
Canada will continue to be collateral damage in the U.S. – China strategic competition unless we develop a made-in-Canada policy on China.
Canada wasn’t snubbed in the misguided AUKUS submarine deal and neither was New Zealand, which is also trying to pursue a nuanced engagement policy with China.
Our blog examines a flawed deal to transfer highly sensitive naval nuclear propulsion technology to Australia, setting a precedent that could lead to significant amounts of fissile material needed for nuclear weapons being removed from international monitoring.