Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.
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Lessons from Africa – International diplomacy is the only way to a just, sustainable peace in Ukraine
Today we consider the danger of power vacuums from coercive regime change, examine Norway’s highwire act with neighbouring Russia and hear from one of Canada’s foremost peace and security experts on the fundamentals of a negotiation to end the war in Ukraine.
NATO still “brain-dead” when it comes to nuclear weapons doctrine
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.
Illegal Dumping, NORAD upgrading, Ban Treaty lessons and a just peace for Ukraine
In today’s post we ask why Canada has yet to ratify the international ban on dumping waste in developing countries, consider key lessons from NATO allies who attended the historic Ban Treaty conference, examine what a just peace might mean for Ukraine and more.
American democratic backsliding, Huawei ban reaction, Ukraine group think and NATO old think
We examine a new National Security Report that warns of the danger to Canada posed by America’s democratic unravelling, and consider Huawei, Ukraine and NATO group think.
Zelensky still wants to negotiate, Iran nuclear deal falters, deadly killing in West Bank and more
We examine more possibilities for a negotiated settlement in Ukraine, discuss dismal prospects on the Iran nuclear deal, touch on the unnerving election results in the Philippines and end with shocking events in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.