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.
The 10th Annual Moscow Nonproliferation Conference showcased wide-ranging discussion of realistic, practical steps that could be taken to promote greater dialogue and understanding in relation to the most fundamental and pressing international security challenges now facing the global community.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spurns a high-level meeting on nuclear dangers hosted by her Swedish counterpart. Meanwhile, she and the Prime Minister remain silent over heightening tensions between Iran and USA.
Large group of NGOs call on Trudeau government to end the export of Canadian-made LAVs to Saudi Arabia. Also get the latest on efforts to tighten domestic gun controls, and find out how IWD 2019 is celebrated around the world.
The utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Social justice activist and author Monia Mazigh calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be courageous at home and abroad in 2019 – cancelling the sordid Saudi arms deal, promoting peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and supporting development in Yemen.