Today’s blog looks at an extremely encouraging Foreign Affairs Committee report on better regulation of our arms exports and the role of civil society in its development. We also look at Arctic security and nuclear disarmament.
It is time for Biden to demonstrate his commitment to reducing, not exacerbating, nuclear tensions. And it is time for Canada to rejuvenate past efforts to strengthen the institutional framework of the NPT, so that it might better respond to current and emerging nuclear risks.
It is no exaggeration to say that nuclear weapons are a danger to the entire planet. Canada must work harder to advance both nuclear and conventional arms control.
Today we examine a profoundly troubling NDP-led unanimous motion in Parliament to extend, instead of abolish, the infamous Terrorist Entities List. On a happier note we look at progress toward reinstating the Iran nuclear deal, a suspension of U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and much more!
On the solemn occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings, it is appropriate for the Government of Canada to take concrete steps to re-establish a leadership role for Canada on nuclear disarmament.
Delusions of prevailing in nuclear war, fantasy development plans for Mid-East peace, journalistic lapses on the true nature of the U.S.-Iran confrontation and new developments in Canada’s sordid Saudi arms deal all cry out for courageous, creative diplomacy.