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Averting climate catastrophe and giving hope to Haiti

October 30, 2022

Today’s post examines the pre-eminence of climate action as one more urgent reason to pursue a just peace in Ukraine. We also look closely at proposals for an international security assistance force tailored to Haiti’s real security needs and linked to genuine political dialogue.

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Iran, Cuba, and Ukraine: De-escalation and conflict transformation

October 16, 2022

Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.

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Lessons from Africa – International diplomacy is the only way to a just, sustainable peace in Ukraine

October 9, 2022

Today we consider the danger of power vacuums from coercive regime change, examine Norway’s highwire act with neighbouring Russia and hear from one of Canada’s foremost peace and security experts on the fundamentals of a negotiation to end the war in Ukraine.

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Ukraine, nuclear risks and a Canadian foreign service up to the task

October 2, 2022

Today we examine why a prudent approach to the nuclear risks in Ukraine must include support for diplomacy and we consider how to equip Canada’s foreign service with the tools it needs for today’s monumental global challenges.

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