Today’s blog is cautiously optimistic about the results of the Biden-Putin Summit but deplores the anti-China tone of the NATO Summit Communiqué.
Australia is a cautionary tale, not a country to be emulated, when it comes to balancing national security and human rights. Canada must play for time so as to chart its own course on Huawei and our broader relations with China going forward.
In the wake of our failed Security Council bid, now is the time for Canada to review our foreign policy, rebuild diplomatic capacity and strengthen civil society engagement, while also taking immediate steps to fulfill our declared commitments to foreign aid, peacekeeping, disarmament and international law.
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.
The gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly later in September offers an unprecedented opportunity for Prime Minister Trudeau to demonstrate how Canada will contribute to a new global diplomatic effort to reduce nuclear dangers.
Today, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally gave notice of America’s intention to withdraw from one of the last major nuclear arms control treaties, citing Russian cheating as the reason. Under the terms of the Treaty, the withdrawal will take effect in 6 months. Coming a day after important new developments in EU efforts […]