Ukraine’s flagging counteroffensive, the world court and Israel’s long occupation of Palestine, new research on managing nuclear risks, some good news on AI and on the environment – these are some of the issues we discuss in today’s end-of-August blog post.
Russia and the US agree to discuss nuclear risks and arms control; another Canadian judge overrules decisions on faulty intelligence and we examine a quintessentially Canadian proposal for building a Ukraine peace table.
Today we examine new opportunities for peace in Ukraine with President Zelensky’s positive response to China’s peace plan, consider heightened risks from using Artificial Intelligence in nuclear command systems and much more.
After reviewing some good news from 2022, we look anew at diplomacy to end the Ukraine horror, consider Biden’s failed nuclear posture review, welcome progress on curbing bioweapons, highlight a new Canadian-led Outer Space initiative and more.
Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.
Today we examine why a prudent approach to the nuclear risks in Ukraine must include support for diplomacy and we consider how to equip Canada’s foreign service with the tools it needs for today’s monumental global challenges.