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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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Conflict risks and diplomatic opportunities in the time of pandemic

April 27, 2020

Renewed diplomatic efforts from some Gulf States The International Crisis Group has launched a new area of study on the potential impact of the coronavirus on deadly conflict: Much remains uncertain, but it is already clear that the pandemic could cause enormous damage in fragile states, trigger unrest and undermine international crisis management systems. One […]

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$40 billion and missile defense still doesn’t work

July 11, 2016

In early May, Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason warned the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence of the problems plaguing the American missile defence system known as Ground-based Midcourse Defence, or GMD. Additional information has recently come to light, underscoring yet again how the Missile Defence Agency continues to mislead Congress and the […]

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Rideau Institute Senior Advisor Gar Pardy op-ed: Canada could be drawn into Chinese containment strategy

November 28, 2012

Embassy News November 28, 2012 On Feb. 22, 1946, the American chargé in Moscow, George F. Kennan, replied to a State Department inquiry on Soviet foreign policy in the aftermath of the Second World War. His 8,000 word response, historically referred to as the Long Telegram, within a few months became the basis of American […]

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