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On 75th anniversary, UN’s chief diplomat issues urgent call to action

September 28, 2020

Today’s blog looks at the UN Secretary-General’s clarion call for global solidarity at the UN 75th Anniversary High Level meeting of the General Assembly. We also mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

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Chaos in Venezuela, shock and awe in the Huawei case, and more

January 29, 2019

Today’s blog post is a round-up of some of the most important developments this week at home and abroad. Venezuela and the international rule of law While there is no doubt that Venezuela is in disarray, it is hard to see how Canada’s astonishingly ill-advised support for the self-proclaimed presidency of opposition leader Juan Guaido can do […]

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Why Canada is right to send peacekeepers to Mali

April 3, 2018

20 months after the Justin Trudeau government formally pledged that Canada would re-engage in UN peacekeeping with up to 600 soldiers, 150 police and the provision of specialized equipment, an actual commitment to an actual mission was finally announced. The Aviation Task Force will include Chinook helicopters to provide urgently needed transport and logistics capacity […]

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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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