Today we examine the increasingly reckless Biden policy on arms to Ukraine, consider the global and Canadian arms trade, highlight the Liberal handgun freeze and applaud Arbour’s landmark military sexual misconduct report.
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.
Today we look at some very sensible independent thinking by New Zealand, consider some surprising information about China and economic reforms, update the Afghanistan situation and lament slow progress in ditching outmoded military mindsets.
Western democracies should be leading the way on global solidarity, cooperation on global problems and security thinking that is dedicated to peace, human well-being and environmental sustainability.
It is time for Biden to demonstrate his commitment to reducing, not exacerbating, nuclear tensions. And it is time for Canada to rejuvenate past efforts to strengthen the institutional framework of the NPT, so that it might better respond to current and emerging nuclear risks.
To help prepare the way for an urgently-needed fundamental reimagining of Canada’s role in building a genuinely global security architecture, our government needs to begin all-party and civil society ‘virtual’ consultations on the establishment of a Canadian International Centre for Peace, Order and Good Government.