Archive » Tag: Ballistic Missile Defence

New Peace Centre needed to balance defence industry-funded think tanks

February 3, 2020

We call on the Government of Canada to hold consultations with civil society on a new independent centre for international peace and security. It is urgently needed to balance think tank policy advice backed by defence industry funding.

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Real opportunities exist for great power cooperation on missile defence

January 29, 2018

If nuclear disarmament progress is to stand a chance, it is essential that the major nuclear powers find ways of defusing their dispute over missile defence. – Ernie Regehr In his timely Simons Foundation briefing paper,  BMD: Cooperative Protection or Strategic Instability, Ernie Regehr concludes that current western BMD deployments, whether NATO or USA, and […]

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Diplomacy and dialogue the only sane way forward with North Korea

September 18, 2017

“We will, under no circumstances, put the nukes and ballistic rockets on the negotiating table. Neither shall we flinch even an inch from the road to bolstering up the nuclear forces chosen by ourselves, unless the hostile policy and nuclear threat of the U.S. against the D.P.R.K. are fundamentally eliminated.” [Emphasis added.] Former Senior American official, […]

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Liberals should say “no” again to American BMD

March 13, 2017

Both Conservative and Liberal governments have concluded, in 1985 and 2005 respectively, that participation in American ballistic missile defence does not accord with Canadian defence and security priorities. The Trudeau Liberals would be wise to do the same. — Peggy Mason (9 May 2017, Esprit de Corps) At the beginning of April 2016, the Liberal […]

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