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Visit The Hill at the link below for this commentary by Dr. John Burroughs, a Fellow at The Simons Foundation.
See The Simons Foundation's Arctic Security Briefing Papers for information on military policies and practices in the Arctic region by Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. A total of four awards of $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.
All are invited to attend a free screening of the documentary film "Where the Wind Blew" which delves into the legacy of nuclear bomb testing during the Cold War in Kazakhstan (USSR) and Nevada (USA) told through the eyes of the victims, activists and participants. Friday, November 24th at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre Campus. See the following for more information and to register.
Visit OpenCanada.org for this commentary by Ernie Regehr, The Simons Foundation's Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence.
See The Simons Foundation's Arctic Security Briefing Papers for information on military policies and practices in the Arctic region by Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation.
Space Security Index 2017 is the fourteenth annual report on developments related to safety, sustainability, and security in outer space, covering the period January-December 2016. This assessment of the security of outer space warns of mounting stress from a combination of rapid technology change and geopolitical tensions.
This information on the US nuclear arsenal and its destructive power compiled by The New York Times editorial board is of particular importance given the heightened tensions with North Korea and the recent adoption of the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty at the United Nations. Visit The New York Times at the link below for their report.
In the absence of any effective international response, a deepening humanitarian catastrophe is facing the Rohingya, a majority Muslim ethnic group who have lived for centuries in Myanmar. Visit The Globe and Mail at the link below for commentary on the current situation from The Simons Foundation Peace Shaper, the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, and the Hon. Allan Rock.
This compilation of current military facilities in the circumpolar region continues to be offered as an aid to addressing a key question posed by the Canadian Senate more than five years ago: “Is the [Arctic] region again becoming militarized?”