All Highlights

Visit Foreign Affairs Magazine (subscription required) to view this article by Lloyd Axworthy, one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Shapers, Michael W. Manulak, and Allan Rock.
We are pleased to share information about this new book by Dr. Hans Blix, former Swedish diplomat, Director-General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Leaders.
This report by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada, and Kelsey Gallagher, a Researcher with Project Ploughshares, identifies 69 continuously staffed Arctic military sites in the five states with Arctic Ocean coastlines and discusses the challenges of reducing strategic tensions and recovering diplomacy. As Canada’s first northern indigenous Governor General, Mary Simon, has reminded all Arctic states, there is a need “to figure out how [they] can continue working together when a terrible war is going on [which is] contradictory to the rules-based international order.”
Prepared for The Simons Foundation Canada by Paul Meyer, Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security at Simon Fraser University and Alireza Mamdouhi, Ph.D. candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.
This conference was held to address the question: How can we engage Russia in the shared pursuit of pan-Arctic security, stability, and cooperation, while still holding it to account for its egregious violation of international law in invading Ukraine? The Simons Foundation Canada was a co-sponsor of the conference and Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence, was Chair of the Arctic Security panel. See the link below to access the full conference report and Ernie Regehr's introductory comments on pages 19-21.
Visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.
See The Simons Foundation Canada'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 Canada.
Click here for remarks by Prof. Frank N. von Hippel at the Bruce Blair Memorial Lecture in Washington, DC. Dr. Bruce G. Blair was Co-Founder of Global Zero, Research Scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and a Peace Shaper with The Simons Foundation Canada as the 2018 recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament.
The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) co-convened this International Parliamentary Conference at the United Nations in New York during the Second Meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

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Ottawa, ON
November 20-21, 2023