We all have a role to play in demanding that the Government of Canada support an immediate ceasefire and take other urgent actions to help stop the Gaza carnage and to secure the release and return of hostages.
Our focused look today is on Ukraine and the UN principle calling for the peaceful resolution of conflicts. We also contrast Chinese progress on reaching its climate change goals with Canada’s lagging record, update the foreign interference saga and consider the race against time to halt the horror in Sudan.
Today’s blog highlights failing efforts of the Trump administration to kill off the Iran nuclear deal once and for all, measures to respond to Belarus unrest without inflaming East-West tensions and the new Conservative leader’s retrograde plan to take Canadian gun control back to the days before the Montreal massacre.
Today’s guest blog is Part One of a timely exploration of potentially very negative changes to the international rules governing the use of force between nations, in a misguided effort to address “climate rogue states”. Part II will appear in the 24 August Rideau Institute blog. See also the latest on Canada and armed drones […]
If Canada is to win a UN Security Council seat over UN stalwarts, Norway and Ireland, then we need to think big. Now is the time for Canada to throw its weight squarely behind a UN Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS).
It is time to align our scientific, economic, diplomatic and political resources to address the health, climate and nuclear dangers that threaten us all.