The utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
We call on the Canadian government to re-invigorate dialogue with Iran, prioritize support for the INF Treaty and ensure prompt accession to the global Arms Trade Treaty.
Social justice activist and author Monia Mazigh calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be courageous at home and abroad in 2019 – cancelling the sordid Saudi arms deal, promoting peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and supporting development in Yemen.
Veteran international affairs practitioner Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group previews 10 global conflicts, ongoing or incipient, that bear close scrutiny in 2019.
We call on Canada to join with Germany and other European allies to do everything possible to get Russia and the U.S. back to the arms control negotiating table.
The U.S. failure to pursue accountability for key participants its torture program undermines the global struggle against impunity for torture. Canada’s failure to examine its actions in Afghanistan similarly undermines the effort to end torture. Canadians must continue to demand made-in-Canada accountability for the immoral and unconscionable acts committed in our name.