We turn again to Wesley Wark – this time for his take on the just announced public inquiry into foreign interference; we assess recent Ukraine developments that make a diplomatic strategy more urgent than ever and we consider a new Crisis Group report on sanctions reform and peacemaking.
Ukraine’s flagging counteroffensive, the world court and Israel’s long occupation of Palestine, new research on managing nuclear risks, some good news on AI and on the environment – these are some of the issues we discuss in today’s end-of-August blog post.
Our focused look today is on Ukraine and the UN principle calling for the peaceful resolution of conflicts. We also contrast Chinese progress on reaching its climate change goals with Canada’s lagging record, update the foreign interference saga and consider the race against time to halt the horror in Sudan.
The UN Charter commits all member states to urgently pursue a peaceful resolution to armed conflicts. At this holy time for three great religions, let us reassert our common humanity and redouble our peacemaking efforts.