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Global Outlook: Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament

Diaspora Politics Blow Up Canada–India Relations

By Ramesh Thakur  |  28 September, 2023

Relations between Canada and India are in a tailspin after allegations that India was behind the June 18 killing of a prominent British Columbia Sikh leader who was wanted in India on murder and terrorism charges.

US Decides to Supply Depleted Uranium Shells to Ukraine

By Ramesh Thakur  |  11 September, 2023

The US announced on 6 September that it will provide armour-piercing depleted uranium shells to Ukraine.

Powerful Nuclear Norms Trump Tinkering With Treaties

By Ramesh Thakur  |  11 August, 2023

The legal status of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty remains in limbo. And its normative force may be at risk of being weakened by overenthusiastic champions.

In Search of an Exit Strategy

By Herbert Wulf  |  08 August, 2023

The Ukraine war seems unending. Both sides continue to rely primarily on military means and, in addition, on economic measures. Diplomatic initiatives have so far failed. But in the long term, there is no way around negotiating with Russia about ending the war, but also about European security.

NATO Enlargement Enthusiasts Look to the Indo-Pacific

By Ramesh Thakur  |  25 July, 2023

Now that Russia is a much-diminished power―an impoverished, geographically and demographically shrunken shell of its superpower glory―NATO’s purpose might be changing once again to kick the Russians while down, help the Americans out, and box the Chinese in.

Skyfall: Cluster Munitions for Ukraine

By Herbert Wulf  |  21 July, 2023

The US government has decided to supply cluster munitions to Ukraine after lengthy internal controversial debates. With this measure, the next step on the escalation ladder in this murderous war will be climbed

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