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See The Simons Foundation's page on The Canadian Defence Policy Review for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security at The Simons...

Commentary by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation
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August 4, 2016

Visit "Arms Control Today" for John Burroughs' commentary marking the 20th anniversary of the advisory opinion handed down by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons on July 8, 1996.
Visit Legion Magazine at the link below for Ernie Regehr's argument against the Canadian Armed Forces purchasing armed drones in a Face to Face piece with David J. Bercuson presenting the argument in favour.
In 2002, The Simons Foundation and Project Ploughshares initiated, in partnership with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (now Global Affairs Canada), the first of what has become the Outer Space Security Conference Series organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Simons Foundation continues to sponsor these conferences which are held to inform the UN Conference on Disarmament on issues of space security, the peaceful uses of outer space and the prevention of an arms race in outer space, and to provide stakeholders with an overview of current space security initiatives, an update on the implementation and adherence to existing instruments, and a view of the way ahead.
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?
A national youth-led consultation is being held on the United Nations's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Youth are convening to discuss and asses the International Assistance Review development policy issues of Global Affairs Canada.
Visit Politico Magazine at the link below for commentary from Bruce Blair. a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation, on how the US President is trying to realize part of the vision he first laid out in Prague seven years ago.
Commentary by Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow in Space Security, The Simons Foundation, Published by The Hill Times, June 13, 2016
Visit Politico Magazine at the link below for commentary on how the various scenarios may play out according to nuclear launch expert, Bruce Blair, a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation.