Tag Archives: United States

Action Alert: Stop the Attack on Kandahar

Send your letter to Stephen Harper and all party leaders Dear Ceasefire.ca supporters, Your help is needed. Civilians are paying a heavy price in Afghanistan as thousands of U.S. Marines, leading Afghan and Canadian troops, prepare to attack Kandahar and surrounding areas. Please send your letter to Stephen Harper and all party leaders, calling on […]

Canada ranked 14th in world in peacefulness

New Zealand was the country most at peace last year according to the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Canada ranks 14th on the index’s assessment of 149 countries, while the United States ranks 85th, roughly on par with Angola, and Iraq ranks last: New Zealand is ranked […]

Two hundred and twenty-five

The United Kingdom became the latest nuclear weapon state to join the movement towards greater nuclear transparency on Wednesday when Foreign Secretary William Hague informed the British House of Commons that the U.K.’s “overall stockpile of nuclear warheads will not exceed 225 warheads” (“Britain Reveals Nuclear Arsenal: 225 Warheads,” New York Times, 26 May 2010). […]

Small steps toward Arctic cooperation

The Canadian government took a couple of small but potentially helpful steps towards greater cooperation in the Arctic last week. On Wednesday, Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon called on the United States to work with Canada to resolve the two countries’ border dispute in the Beaufort Sea. And on Friday, Canada and Denmark signed an […]

Russian nuke data fall short

Russia has presented a chart and other data detailing recent reductions in its nuclear forces to the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference currently underway in New York. But the information provided falls far short of the (itself incomplete) level of disclosure recently made by the United States, reports Hans Kristensen–and it may not even be accurate […]