Monthly Archives: April 2010

NATO takes the opportunity to miss another opportunity

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Estonia last week, and the opportunity they missed was the one to rethink the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe. It was an opportunity occasioned by a somewhat guarded joint letter from the Foreign … Continue reading

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Losing and recovering strategic consent in Afghanistan

A recent NGO conference in Afghanistan, sponsored by Ottawa’s Peacebuild, explored various dimensions of reconciliation and the need for a comprehensive peace process. The following is an adaptation of my presentation on the role and functioning of multilateral military forces … Continue reading

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Canada proposes action on the CD’s agenda – outside the CD

In 2005 Canada joined five other states to propose a plan to move the four priority issues mired in the stalemated CD into a UN General Assembly process for action. The plan was abandoned in the face of strong opposition, … Continue reading

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