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Hope for Yemen, vaccine equity, the ICC and Palestine, cyber operations and more

February 8, 2021

This week’s blog is chock full of important international developments including an end to American support for the war in Yemen and a pivotal decision of the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction over war crimes in Palestine. We also delve into the murky world of cyber attacks.

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Parliament and national security overreach, new U.S. Iran Envoy, suspension of U.S. arms to Saudi Arabia and more

February 1, 2021

Today we examine a profoundly troubling NDP-led unanimous motion in Parliament to extend, instead of abolish, the infamous Terrorist Entities List. On a happier note we look at progress toward reinstating the Iran nuclear deal, a suspension of U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and much more!

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Welcoming the TPNW and supporting a progressive American foreign policy

January 25, 2021

New global nuclear ban treaty is now in force! Ever since the 50th ratification was obtained on UN Day (24 October), we have been counting down the days  until 22nd January — when the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), popularly called the Ban Treaty, enters into force. There is so much […]

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The Ban Treaty comes to Canada’s Senate, Trump foreign policy landmines pile up and more

January 18, 2021

Read about an upcoming civil society briefing to Canadian Senators on the historic nuclear ban treaty, a series of deadly foreign policy landmines being laid by the outgoing Trump administration and more thoughts on how Biden can re-engage on nuclear arms control, on trade with China and on the Iran nuclear deal.

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