Today we consider the role of Canada’s financial institutions in helping fuel the climate crisis, examine ways to lower growing nuclear risks and dip into SIPRI’s invaluable annual assessment of the state of armaments, disarmament and international security.
Today’s post examines the pre-eminence of climate action as one more urgent reason to pursue a just peace in Ukraine. We also look closely at proposals for an international security assistance force tailored to Haiti’s real security needs and linked to genuine political dialogue.
Today we critique key decisions reached at the NATO Summit in Madrid, consider further casualties of the Ukraine war, highlight security dialogue as an Arctic imperative and end with some good news about Canada’s performance on COVID-19.
Trump’s reckless behaviour puts the world at needless risk. It is also the single biggest obstacle to marshalling a truly global response to the twin existential threats of climate catastrophe and the devastation of nature.
Get some perspective on the Venezuelan debacle; find out why Amb. McCallum was right about the Huawei extradition case; and get the latest from Prof. Paul Rogers on what we need to do – now – to avert climate catastrophe.