CANADA FINALIZES F-35 FIGHTER JET FOLLY On 9 January 2023, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada had finalized an agreement with the US government and Lockheed Martin with Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of 88 F-35 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pursuant to a $19 billion contract, saying in […]
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Global steps forward in 2022 but not on Ukraine, Biden’s failed nuclear posture review and 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.
Rising threats on Korean peninsula, Ukraine and Haiti updates and more
Today we examine how the Ukraine war is exacerbating nuclear risks on the Korean peninsula and beyond, consider the implications of Russia’s retreat from Kherson and renewed concerns about America’s approach to negotiations and more.
Ukraine grain deal, climate crisis, China report and RI summer recess
The UN and Turkey broker a Russia-Ukraine deal on grain exports, the climate crisis worsens, China threat inflation helps no one and we are going on a summer break!
Canada failing on Ukraine diplomacy, but there’s progress in Ottawa to end the occupation
As the crisis in Ukraine heightens, we examine new diplomatic openings to avert catastrophe. And we take a deep dive into the implications of invoking the Emergencies Act to end the Ottawa occupation.
Aussie/UK/US pact threatens global efforts to stem spread of nukes
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.