In the best interests of the Afghan people, Canada must be part of vital diplomatic efforts to forge an international consensus on possible conditions for the recognition of, and assistance to, the Taliban.
Assessing Canada’s Cuba policy, why we do not need a new submarine fleet, peace and peril in Afghanistan and the Rideau Institute ranking in the top 40 foreign policy blogs on the planet – these are just some of the topics we cover in today’s blog.
There is much that Canada can do to help conflict resolution processes in Libya, Ukraine, Yemen and elsewhere. Here at home, FM Garneau should work to bring Canada into full compliance with our Cluster Munitions Treaty obligations.
Read about an upcoming civil society briefing to Canadian Senators on the historic nuclear ban treaty, a series of deadly foreign policy landmines being laid by the outgoing Trump administration and more thoughts on how Biden can re-engage on nuclear arms control, on trade with China and on the Iran nuclear deal.
On World Children’s Day, we look at the conflict between Canada’s arms export and humanitarian aid policies, review a little good news in our UN voting on Palestinian rights and consider how we might help stave off catastrophe in the horn of Africa.
By taking tough steps to drastically reduce the possibility of Canadian-made armaments fueling conflict and human misery, Canada can demonstrate real leadership. Find out more in today’s blog.