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.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published a new report on Canada’s military spending. Canadian Military Spending 2010-11, written by Ceasefire.ca editor Bill Robinson, shows that Canadian military spending is higher now than it has been at any other time since the end of the Second World War. According to the study, Canada will […]
Ceasefire.ca is very happy to welcome Bill Robinson to our team. Bill has been writing about Canadian defence and security policy issues since 1983. He was on the staff of Project Ploughshares, and has done research and writing for Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Polaris Institute, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Rideau […]
A new report shows that Canada’s rising National Defence spending is $21.185 billion in 2009-2010, making Canada’s rank 13th highest in the world, and 6th highest among NATO’s 28 members, dollar for dollar. Defence analyst and author Bill Robinson says the rise in defence spending is an indication of the government’s priorities. “Government spending on […]