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.
We consider two more voices arguing for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war, assess Israel’s deadly spyware exports, consider more economic challenges and welcome some inspired Canadian leadership to reduce space threats.
Today we consider the danger of power vacuums from coercive regime change, examine Norway’s highwire act with neighbouring Russia and hear from one of Canada’s foremost peace and security experts on the fundamentals of a negotiation to end the war in Ukraine.
We look again at the failure of militarism to address pressing human security needs, consider the remarkable resilience of the UN on its 77th anniversary and end with some wonderful news about Patagonia’s new shareholder – earth.
Today we assess the risk of nuclear use in Ukraine, examine potential democratic gains in Africa, the Middle East, and even the USA versus some negative trends at both the federal and provincial level in Canada.