Monthly Archives: September 2006

Canada-US security arrangements: Still defending against help?

When Prime Minister Harper told the Economic Club of New York (Sept. 20/06)[i] that “Canada intends to be a player” in international peace and security efforts, he quickly turned to what was of more interest to his audience, and of … Continue reading

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Talking to the Taliban

Talking to the Taliban For a state to negotiate with its bitter enemies is hardly a new concept, but when that was recently suggested for Afghanistan and the Taliban, commentators from Rex Murphy[i]to theWestern Standard[ii]managed only to ridicule the idea. … Continue reading

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Introducing “disarming conflict”

Some may regard a United Nations Charter call for the demilitarization of security as having about as much impact on international peace and security as would a Canadian call for the abolition of winter on the weather in January. But … Continue reading

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