Tag Archives: United States

Byers: Time to resolve Arctic disputes

Earlier this week, Russia and Norway resolved a 40-year dispute over their boundary in the Barents Sea. Canada should follow this positive Russian-Norwegian precedent, says UBC professor Michael Byers, stop its military posturing, and work to resolve the remaining disputes over Canada’s Arctic boundaries (Michael Byers, “It’s time to resolve our Arctic differences,” Globe and […]

U.S. Nuclear Posture Review released

The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review was released on Tuesday. Full text of the report (72 pages) NPR summary factsheet (2 pages) Obama statement on NPR Other U.S. government background information Commentary Ceasefire.ca‘s report on NPR contents, 5 April 2010 Statement on Nuclear Posture Review, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 6 April 2010 David […]

U.S. to ask Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan

The Globe and Mail reported on Thursday that the United States will ask Canada to keep as many as 500 to 600 soldiers in Afghanistan following the scheduled end of the mission in July 2011 (John Ibbitson, “U.S. to press for Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan,” Globe and Mail, 25 March 2010).  According to […]

Stop-and-go on START treaty

U.S. and Russian efforts to finalize a new strategic nuclear arms control agreement to replace the 1991 START treaty, which expired in December 2009, continue to drag on (Peter Baker and Mark Landler, “Delay on Arms Pact Slows Rest of U.S.-Russia Ties,” New York Times, 9 March 2010; see also Peter Baker, “Obama and Medvedev […]

CIA to expand "secret" drone attacks in Pakistan

The New York Times reported last week that the CIA has been given the green light to expand its “secret” drone attacks against Al Qaeda and Taliban targets in Pakistan. Under the program, Hellfire missiles are fired at targets in Pakistan from Predator drones flown remotely by CIA operators in the United States. The program, […]