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.
Our blog examines a flawed deal to transfer highly sensitive naval nuclear propulsion technology to Australia, setting a precedent that could lead to significant amounts of fissile material needed for nuclear weapons being removed from international monitoring.
Today’s blog is cautiously optimistic about the results of the Biden-Putin Summit but deplores the anti-China tone of the NATO Summit Communiqué.
This week we celebrate the coming into force of the new nuclear ban treaty and we consider how Canada can rebuild and retool its diplomatic capacity to help nurture a genuinely progressive American foreign policy.
The storming of the U.S. capitol building even as the final vote count put the Senate back into Democratic hands provides a stark example of the dangers and the promise of American democracy and its implications for global security going forward.
We call on Canada to demonstrate “strict adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights” by taking an unequivocal stand against the illegal sanctioning of humanitarian goods.