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When it comes to Venezuela, Canada must uphold UN Charter

February 11, 2019

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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USA on verge of abandoning another key arms control agreement

February 4, 2019

On Friday, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, formally gave notice of America’s intention to withdraw from one of the last major nuclear arms control treaties, citing Russian cheating as the reason. Under the terms of the Treaty, it will take effect in 6 months. Coming a day after important new developments in EU efforts to counter […]

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Chaos in Venezuela, shock and awe in the Huawei case, and more

January 29, 2019

Today’s blog post is a round-up of some of the most important developments this week at home and abroad. Venezuela and the international rule of law While there is no doubt that Venezuela is in disarray, it is hard to see how Canada’s astonishingly ill-advised support for the self-proclaimed presidency of opposition leader Juan Guaido can do […]

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January Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Highlights Nuclear Weapons Modernization

January 14, 2019

The Russian [nuclear] modernization program was spurred by the US withdrawal, under President George W. Bush in 2002, from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which Moscow had for four decades regarded as a central pillar of strategic stability. Moscow’s subsequent failure to reach a new agreement with the United States on missile defenses, and the collapse […]

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