Today’s blog highlights failing efforts of the Trump administration to kill off the Iran nuclear deal once and for all, measures to respond to Belarus unrest without inflaming East-West tensions and the new Conservative leader’s retrograde plan to take Canadian gun control back to the days before the Montreal massacre.
Crisis Group urges Europeans to mitigate Iranian economic hardship and promote regional security dialogue. Meanwhile, both the U.S. and Canada need to rethink their military roles in Iraq.
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.
On Canada’s role in the global arms trade, in responding to the growing nuclear peril, and in helping end the dangerous American confrontation with Iran, the Justin Trudeau Liberals need concrete, credible and courageous diplomatic peacemaking and peacebuilding options.
Despite rising threats and increasing economic strangulation by the USA, Iran continues to abide by its obligations under the nuclear deal which the USA walked away from a year ago.
This week we look at the perilous state of the Iran nuclear deal and the international implications of new North Korean missile tests. And we consider pre-election puffery from federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer.