Security hawks have it dead wrong. Conventional, not nuclear-powered, submarines are the right choice for Canada, for nuclear non-proliferation and for global stability.
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.
The Conservative government opened the way in 2012 for a major Canadian uranium mining company to export raw uranium to China by changing longstanding nuclear non-proliferation rules to ones described by the government’s own report as “weak”.
Former Republican House and Senate staffer Mike Lofgren warns that fear of an Iranian “Islamic Bomb” may be pushing the U.S. towards war with Iran.
The House of Commons gave its unanimous consent to a motion in support of nuclear disarmament on December 7th. New Democrat MP Bill Siksay moved: That the House of Commons: (a) recognize the danger posed by the proliferation of nuclear materials and technology to peace and security; (b) endorse the statement, signed by 500 members, […]
U.S. and Russian efforts to finalize a new strategic nuclear arms control agreement to replace the 1991 START treaty, which expired in December 2009, continue to drag on (Peter Baker and Mark Landler, “Delay on Arms Pact Slows Rest of U.S.-Russia Ties,” New York Times, 9 March 2010; see also Peter Baker, “Obama and Medvedev […]