Today we critique key decisions reached at the NATO Summit in Madrid, consider further casualties of the Ukraine war, highlight security dialogue as an Arctic imperative and end with some good news about Canada’s performance on COVID-19.
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.
We call on the Government of Canada to hold consultations with civil society on a new independent centre for international peace and security. It is urgently needed to counter think tank policy advice backed by defence industry funding.
What can be more important for the “rules based international order” that Foreign Minister Freeland purports to champion than binding nuclear arms control agreements? Canadian leadership please!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must join with other NATO leaders to ensure that the Trump–Putin Summit in Helsinki, Finland on 16 July is a successful one for arms control and global security.
Canada, having declined participation in U.S. strategic ballistic missile defence, should seek opportunities to promote dialogue on moving from destabilizing great power competition to cooperation.