Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013
John McNee Pluralism: A Pressing Global Challenge DATE: Tuesday February 25, 2014 TIME: 12:00 noon (sharp) PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation, $5 for presentation only For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available. RESERVATIONS: Call 613-230-0860 by Friday, February 21,… Read More »
John Curtis Bali and Beyond: the Future of the World Trading System DATE: Tuesday January 28, 2014 TIME: 12:00 noon (sharp) PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation, $5 for presentation only For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available. RESERVATIONS: Call… Read More »
The Royal Canadian Air Force is still flying Sea King maritime helicopters, now half-a-century old. Its search-and-rescue planes are of a similar vintage, as are the Royal Canadian Navy’s support ships and destroyers. What is wrong with Canadian defence procurement? And how do we fix this terrible mess?
Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013 By Gerald Ohlsen Since launching its report on the first phase of its work in June and hosting a discussion of a peace process in Afghanistan at the University of Ottawa in September of 2012, Pathways has focused on planning and fundraising for the next phase of work. … Read More »
Group of 78 Statement on Iran Adopted by the Board of Directors March 26, 2013 Principal Points: Avoid the use of military force; work with other states and through international organizations – particularly the United Nations – to ensure that acts of war and violence are precluded from all avenues to resolve the outstanding issues associated with Iran.… Read More »
Group of 78 Endorsement of Statement by the World Federalists Movement – Canada The following statement by the World Federalist Movement – Canada was endorsed by the Group of 78 Board on March 26, 2013. G78 Endorsement of WFM Statement 2013-03-26 (PDF) Benchmarks for effective Canadian policy in Mali While Prime Minister Harper and the opposition parties have… Read More »
Plan B: Bringing Peace to Afghanistan By Gerald Ohlsen, Caitlin Vito and Erica Noordermeer, February 2013, Esprit de Corps magazine
The UN Intervention in Mali – and Canada’s role – is a topic that has generated several commentaries of note by Michael Byers, John Siebert, and Paul Rogers.
In the space of a few years, the international perception of Canada has changed dramatically. Under the Harper Conservatives, Canada has become a country identified with the unilateralism of George W. Bush (even though America has moved beyond Bush), a climate change pariah that has withdrawn from Kyoto and is playing an obstructionist role in attempts to negotiate… Read More »