We look again at the failure of militarism to address pressing human security needs, consider the remarkable resilience of the UN on its 77th anniversary and end with some wonderful news about Patagonia’s new shareholder – earth.
Today we assess the risk of nuclear use in Ukraine, examine potential democratic gains in Africa, the Middle East, and even the USA versus some negative trends at both the federal and provincial level in Canada.
The UN and Turkey broker a Russia-Ukraine deal on grain exports, the climate crisis worsens, China threat inflation helps no one and we are going on a summer break!
Today’s post penetrates the fog of war in Ukraine and takes another deep dive into the deeply problematic outcomes of NATO’s Madrid Summit.
This week we deplore continued Israeli legal impunity, welcome a possible national handgun ban, lament the Huawei 5 G ban, warn anew against Canada joining ballistic missile defence and applaud some solid ideas for a Ukraine peace deal.
With the untold risks inherent in military drone swarms, Canada must ratchet up efforts to ban killer robots and better regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for military purposes.