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.
In this Good Friday blog, we feature some good news on conflict resolution, renewed hope on the Iran nuclear deal, and a closer look at a wonderful little book on how to advance an international peace and security agenda based on cooperation and meeting basic human needs.
Prepare to be inspired by some new thinking from ten leading peace researchers critiquing NATO’s vapid “reflections” on the next ten years; read details of new Federal gun control legislation and consider a trenchant critique of how President Biden is handling his China review.
The World Economic Forum may be “elitist” but its proposal for “the great reset” to build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies is a welcome boost to Canada and other nations to get moving on concrete plans to “build back better,” much better.
It is time to align our scientific, economic, diplomatic and political resources to address the health, climate and nuclear dangers that threaten us all.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper used the occasion of a visit to Canada’s aid efforts in Haiti on Tuesday to praise the virtues of his government’s spending on “hard power” items like the C-17 transport aircraft: “This fleet of new aircraft, the C-17 fleet, is a big part of making this response possible. I single out […]