In Venezuela, Ukraine and Yemen, the government of Canada must decisively move to embrace new opportunities for diplomatic peacemaking.
The new Ukrainian President has broken with the entrenched political old guard in his country and made peace negotiations with Russia his top priority. Yet, instead of forthrightly supporting this new approach, FM Freeland continues with her same old anti-Russian rhetoric.
The utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
We call on the Canadian government to re-invigorate dialogue with Iran, prioritize support for the INF Treaty and ensure prompt accession to the global Arms Trade Treaty.
Today, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally gave notice of America’s intention to withdraw from one of the last major nuclear arms control treaties, citing Russian cheating as the reason. Under the terms of the Treaty, the withdrawal will take effect in 6 months. Coming a day after important new developments in EU efforts […]
Social justice activist and author Monia Mazigh calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be courageous at home and abroad in 2019 – cancelling the sordid Saudi arms deal, promoting peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and supporting development in Yemen.