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Even more reasons for Canada to stay out of American ballistic missile defence

October 18, 2021

Ever since the US Air Force came up with a truly Dr. Strangelove-worthy plan for upgrading the defence of North America (which, most thankfully, is still a proposal with as yet no Pentagon funding behind it, despite all the hype), excitement has been building among Canadian BMD advocates. Entitled Strategic Homeland Integrated Ecosystem for Layered […]

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Can Canada emulate New Zealand with some independent security thinking?

October 12, 2021

Today we look at some very sensible independent thinking by New Zealand, consider some surprising information about China and economic reforms, update the Afghanistan situation and lament slow progress in ditching outmoded military mindsets.

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We need a made-in-Canada China policy

October 4, 2021

Canadian analysis and Canadian interests must be at the heart of our China policy On 24 September 2021 Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou struck a deal with US prosecutors in a “deferred prosecution agreement”, whereby she did not plead guilty to the charges against her but admitted “some wrongdoing”. Later on the same day, the court […]

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Avoiding needless confrontation in the Arctic and rebuilding Canadian disarmament diplomacy

September 27, 2021

Canada wasn’t snubbed in the misguided AUKUS submarine deal and neither was New Zealand, which is also trying to pursue a nuanced engagement policy with China.

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