Security hawks have it dead wrong. Conventional, not nuclear-powered, submarines are the right choice for Canada, for nuclear non-proliferation and for global stability.
Today we consider biological weapons verification, new proposals from the UK, France and Germany for Ukraine peace talks and how Canada should respond to allegations of foreign and domestic election interference.
We examine some key lessons from the Ukraine conflict and ask whether leaders are heeding them. And we look at the need to balance national security concerns with academic freedom and vital scientific collaboration.
Canadian mediation in Cameroon, constructive co-existence with China, startling Ukraine developments, the origins of Canada’s arms export policy and new space risks are all topics in today’s post.
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 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.