Canada wasn’t snubbed in the misguided AUKUS submarine deal and neither was New Zealand, which is also trying to pursue a nuanced engagement policy with China.
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 utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Canada must work with other like-minded European partners to resist Summit Declaration language that endorses new types of, and new roles for, nuclear weapons.
Four experts tackle the question of whether the Singapore Summit has made the world more or less safe from nuclear annihilation.
Instead of building on the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump has chosen to unilaterally abandon it, with no discernible plan in place for what comes next.