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.
We examine the corrupting influence of an out-of-control “military-industrial complex” in America and troubling signs of the same mechanism at work in Canada, undercutting our diplomatic efforts abroad.
Today’s blog examines the UN’s explicit call for Canada, Iran and others to cease fueling the deadly Yemeni conflict through arms transfers. Then we examine shocking DND plans to potentially partner with Israel in the production of armed drones even as that country is using these weapons for manifestly illegal purposes.