Today we critique key decisions reached at the NATO Summit in Madrid, consider further casualties of the Ukraine war, highlight security dialogue as an Arctic imperative and end with some good news about Canada’s performance on COVID-19.
Limits on ballistic missile defences (BMD) are essential for strategic stability and Canada can best support this goal by continuing to reject participation in American BMD.
Read about why it is essential for Canada to undertake its NORAD modernization commitment within existing defence resources and in a manner that enhances, rather than undermines, both public safety in Canada’s North and strategic stability more broadly.
With the USA, Russia and China now engaged in an arms race to develop terrifying new “hypersonic weapons” of unimaginable speed and maneuverability, we call on Canada to champion urgently needed multilateral arms control talks.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spurns a high-level meeting on nuclear dangers hosted by her Swedish counterpart. Meanwhile, she and the Prime Minister remain silent over heightening tensions between Iran and USA.
The concept of sustainable common security offers the prospect of a comprehensive approach to addressing our most pressing global challenges.