Rideau Institute

Rideau Institute

CSO Open Letter to PM on review of Saudi arms deal and update on gun control in Canada

On 5 March 2019 a large group of civil society organizations including the Rideau Institute released to the media and public the text of its latest Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada. It calls for a decision to be rendered in the matter of the government’s never-ending “review” of its export of armoured …

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Nuclear flashpoints, Palestinian suffering, Venezuelan meddling and more

In a week packed with international flashpoints, our CF Roundup looks at important developments on the Korean peninsula, the sub-continent, in Israel-Palestine and in Venezuela. Collapse of Trump–Kim Summit in Hanoi  The much-ballyhooed Hanoi Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ended prematurely and in seeming disarray at noon on 28 February, …

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Weekly round-up – Venezuela, Saudi arms exports, INF Treaty and dangerous nuclear commerce

Our latest round-up of important events focuses on the latest developments on Venezuela, including a heartbreaking Haiti connection; German courage and UK cowardice in the ongoing saga of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and arms transfers; yet more signs of tension between the USA and Russia over the INF Treaty; and, last but not least, the Trump …

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When it comes to Venezuela, Canada must uphold UN Charter

For those not carefully searching out alternative sources of commentary on Venezuela, the overwhelming media narrative, until very recently, has portrayed President Maduro as a tyrant, presiding over illegitimate elections and a humanitarian crisis entirely of his government’s own making. The Sakar interview with leading economist Michael Hudson reveals an entirely different story – one …

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