Today we examine how a very bad idea by Deputy Minister Freeland can be reoriented away from exacerbating global tensions and weakening the UN toward creative diplomatic collaborations with the opposite effect.
In the best interests of the Afghan people, Canada must be part of vital diplomatic efforts to forge an international consensus on possible conditions for the recognition of, and assistance to, the Taliban.
In this Good Friday blog, we feature some good news on conflict resolution, renewed hope on the Iran nuclear deal, and a closer look at a wonderful little book on how to advance an international peace and security agenda based on cooperation and meeting basic human needs.
We commend some very positive steps by Canada toward global solidarity against COVID-19 but more are needed. And we remember a towering Canadian intellectual and former RI Board member, Mel Watkins.
In a week full of international drama over nuclear weapons, international crimes and continued mismanagement of the crisis in Venezuela, a new EKOS survey on the views of Jewish Canadians offers a much-needed glimmer of hope.