Tag Archives: Defence

Britain and France sign military cooperation treaties

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy have signed two new military cooperation treaties. One of the treaties focuses on nuclear weapons cooperation.  Under the agreement, a British-French centre at the British nuclear weapon research and development establishment at Aldermaston will work on nuclear testing technology, and a centre in Valduc, eastern […]

NATO boss says Afghan strategy was flawed

In a June interview with the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer stated that making individual NATO members responsible for specific provinces is a flawed strategy because it has failed to stimulate international military and civil cooperation. According to De Hoop Scheffer “All countries like to think they are the […]

Steven Staples addresses the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Canada-US relations

On March 11, 2009 Steven Staples of Ceasefire.ca and the Rideau Institute appeared before the Standing Committe of Foreign Affairs and International Development on the topic of Canada-US relations.  He advocated for the enhancement of space security and supported nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.  View the transcript of the debate or read his remarks below: Members of the Committee, Ladies and Gentleman: […]