Amid yet more military escalation in Ukraine, we consider a potential mediation role for China, as well as its place in post-war reconstruction efforts. We look at the key role of the nuclear fusion “breakthrough” in modernizing nuclear weapons – not mitigating climate change – and more.
Today we consider why ending the war in Ukraine is becoming more urgent and more difficult to achieve. We examine steps Canada must now take following Israel’s far-right election result and we highlight some good news on international efforts to curtail the harm to civilians from explosive weapons.
Today’s blog highlights failing efforts of the Trump administration to kill off the Iran nuclear deal once and for all, measures to respond to Belarus unrest without inflaming East-West tensions and the new Conservative leader’s retrograde plan to take Canadian gun control back to the days before the Montreal massacre.
The Trump global wrecking ball is in over-drive. Canada must redouble its diplomatic efforts to increase global cooperation with the overwhelming majority of nations who also reject American unilateralism.
Canada’s welcome initiative to build international support for a global ceasefire lacks credibility so long as we keep fanning the flames of conflict in Yemen through our continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia.