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The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share this article by Rob van Riet highlighting the way in which terminology skews the debate on nuclear weapons.
"ON THIN ICE? Perspectives on Arctic Security" is a new collection of essays on Arctic Security published by the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), emphasizing the “robust array of rules, norms, and institutions that guide international interactions in the Circumpolar North.” See the following link for Chapter 6, "Soft Security Responses to Hard Power Competition," by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada, and to access the complete publication.
Visit the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) for this statement by Chair, the Hon. Gareth Evans, AC, QC, responding to the UK’s announcement to increase its nuclear warheads. As a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament, Prof. Evans is one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Shapers
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 Canada.
Visit The Hill Times at the link below for this opinion by Professor M.V. Ramana, the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at The University of British Columbia's School for Public Policy and Global Affairs.
Visit The Globe and Mail at the link below for this Opinion contribution by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C., a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.
Click here for the statement by Derek Johnson, chief executive officer of the international Global Zero movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, in response to President Joe Biden's offer to President Vladimir Putin of a full five-year extension of the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement between Russia and the United States. The New START treaty, which limits both countries to no more than 1,550 strategic offensively deployed nuclear weapons each, will expire February 5, 2021 without mutual agreement to extend.
A total of four awards of CAD $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. Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters. Click here for more information and to apply before March 15, 2021.
Visit The Hill Times for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C., a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada, about the January 22nd Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), including NATO’s attitude toward the Treaty and the growing support for the Treaty in Canada.

The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share the following invitation to join Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) for their "Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency: Canada’s Responsibilities" online seminar series.  See the following for more information and to register.