Today’s blog is cautiously optimistic about the results of the Biden-Putin Summit but deplores the anti-China tone of the NATO Summit Communiqué.
This week we celebrate the coming into force of the new nuclear ban treaty and we consider how Canada can rebuild and retool its diplomatic capacity to help nurture a genuinely progressive American foreign policy.
The storming of the U.S. capitol building even as the final vote count put the Senate back into Democratic hands provides a stark example of the dangers and the promise of American democracy and its implications for global security going forward.
In honour of UN Day on October 24th, we recall the enduring values of the UN Charter, take stock of progress toward peace in Libya, applaud Biden proposals to lower nuclear risks and challenge Canada to turn from laggard to leader in managing arms exports responsibly.
On the solemn occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings, it is appropriate for the Government of Canada to take concrete steps to re-establish a leadership role for Canada on nuclear disarmament.
As the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, we take stock of important nuclear arms control milestones, both positive and negative.