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.
Our examination of the Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green party campaign platforms highlights the urgent need for a new approach to developing and implementing Canadian foreign policy.
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.
Let the federal parties know a leaders’ debate on climate is urgently needed during this election campaign. And learn what steps we now should take on Afghanistan from the folks who accurately predicted the dismal failure of NATO’s Afghan mission as far back as 2006.
A troop surge in Afghanistan is no substitute for good governance and a commitment to peacemaking.
As the world’s attention remains riveted on Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan’s intractable conflict wears on.