Today we look at some very sensible independent thinking by New Zealand, consider some surprising information about China and economic reforms, update the Afghanistan situation and lament slow progress in ditching outmoded military mindsets.
Today we look at the causes, costs and consequences of the twenty year U.S.-led global war on terror and the need for Canada to chart a new course based on actual adherence to the democratic values and international legal norms we seek to champion.
Western democracies should be leading the way on global solidarity, cooperation on global problems and security thinking that is dedicated to peace, human well-being and environmental sustainability.
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 […]
The lack of urgency with which Canadian intelligence agencies apparently handled pandemic warning information raises fundamental questions about their mindset when it comes to human security threats. The Harper era damage continues.