Canada said no to rogue American behaviour in Iraq in 2003. We should do the same regarding Iran in 2020.
Read about the challenges facing our new Foreign Minister, from a disastrous Saudi arms export review signed off by Freeland just before her departure, to a glimmer of light in Canada’s policy on Palestine and international law, progress on Ukraine and much more!
Canada needs a full-time Foreign Minister, dedicated to rebuilding our diplomatic capacity, with the aim of implementing a feminist foreign policy with UN-led conflict prevention and peaceful conflict resolution at its core.
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.
Veteran international affairs practitioner Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group previews 10 global conflicts, ongoing or incipient, that bear close scrutiny in 2019.