Today’s guest blog is Part One of a timely exploration of potentially very negative changes to the international rules governing the use of force between nations, in a misguided effort to address “climate rogue states”. Part II will appear in the 24 August Rideau Institute blog. See also the latest on Canada and armed drones […]
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.
We may not have the option of electing a government ready to make the sweeping changes necessary to avoid the twin disasters of climate breakdown and ecological collapse . But we must do our utmost to ensure that we don’t end up with a leader who will stand in the way.
With the USA ramping up its global military activity and eschewing UN-led peace and security efforts, Canada must restore and expand its leadership on war prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.
Canada is in urgent need of a progressive, innovative, and effective defence and security policy for the 21st Century.
David Petrasek suggests 10 steps the Liberals can take right away to help Canada re-establish itself as an active middle power committed to multilateralism and international law.