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Visit OpenCanada.org at the following link for commentary by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow at The Simons Foundation, on a recent conference in Washington where the abandonment of restraints on the nuclear arsenals of the US and Russia has policy experts worried.
The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation competition.
The 2018 Conference and Forum on "Repairing the U.S.-NATO-Russia Relationship and Reducing the Risks of the Use of Nuclear Weapons" was convened by The Simons Foundation Canada and Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, under the auspices of the Simons Distinguished Visiting Fellow in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University, in September 2018.
"The world is about to lose one of the most important nuclear disarmament agreements ever made – and distressingly, Canada is silent." Visit The Globe and Mail at the link below for this opinion piece by Ernie Regehr, our Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence, and The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation, on the the imminent termination of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and their call for Canada to intervene and demand a diplomatic review of INF compliance procedures.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO February 1, 2019. 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.
See the links below for these recent articles co-authored by Professor M.V. Ramana, Ph.D., the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School for Public Policy and Global Affairs, The University of British Columbia.
See The Simons Foundation's page on Canadian Defence Policy for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation.
Visit The Washington Post at the link below for this commentary by Jon Wolfsthal and Bruce G. Blair, who is a Peace Shaper with The Simons Foundation as a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament.
In a break with the past, the US rejected all four resolutions on space security adopted this fall at the UN General Assembly's First Committee. Visit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for commentary by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security 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 O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation.