Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.
Our blog (now posted mid-day on Friday) examines the daunting challenges facing our newly appointed Foreign and Defence Ministers and how they can rise to successfully meet them. We wish them well!
Today we look at the causes, costs and consequences of the twenty year U.S.-led global war on terror and the need for Canada to chart a new course based on actual adherence to the democratic values and international legal norms we seek to champion.
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.