Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pushing a stalled nuclear disarmament agenda

No statement or commentary about this NPT PrepCom, which runs through to May 11, begins without a reminder that the NPT is in serious trouble. And so it is. And therein lies a disturbing irony. While the reasons behind the … Continue reading

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Myth-making, peace-making, and sacrifice in Afghanistan

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor explained the decision to extend Canada’s military commitment in Afghanistan to 2009, the tone they set was one of hard-nosed defence of the Canadian interest.”Our rationale for being in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Canada, India, and changing the non-proliferation rules

Canada has figured prominently, if unwillingly, in five decades of Indian nuclear weapons development. Now that Washington has proposed changing the rules of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) – rules that currently preclude nuclear cooperation with India – Canada has … Continue reading

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