Bad American policy toward China is being weaponized in Canada by an unholy alliance of CSIS leaks, media hype and political malfeasance. And we have the latest on Ukraine.
Today we consider why ending the war in Ukraine is becoming more urgent and more difficult to achieve. We examine steps Canada must now take following Israel’s far-right election result and we highlight some good news on international efforts to curtail the harm to civilians from explosive weapons.
The UN and Turkey broker a Russia-Ukraine deal on grain exports, the climate crisis worsens, China threat inflation helps no one and we are going on a summer break!
This week we explore the possibility of US partnership rather than dominance, look in on Civil Society testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee and consider how we can stop a shocking new CBC management initiative to disguise “paid content” – advertising – as news.
To avert another all-out war in Libya, it is the duty of western countries, including Canada, to ensure strict enforcement of the UN arms embargo and provide full support for the Libya peace process.
The Trump administration must be careful to avoid playing into the hands of Islamic State and other violent extremists.