Ukraine crisis an opportunity to rethink the future of transatlantic security

Cesar Jaramillo Analysis and Commentary, Featured

The Ukraine crisis has been characterized by many, including Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, as a struggle between democracy and authoritarianism. But such an oversimplification serves no one—not the West, not Russia, not those attempting to de-escalate. The present struggle is fundamentally about the nature and implications of the security arrangements that have dominated the globe since the end of the Cold War.

Open letter to the PM re: arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Featured, Research in Action

The undersigned, representing a cross-section of Canadian civil society organizations focused on arms controls, human rights, international security, humanitarian assistance and the protection of civilians in conflict, are writing to follow up on a letter that was sent you five months ago, outlining ongoing concerns about Canada’s export of LAVs to Saudi Arabia.

Time for answers: Letter to Trudeau on the Saudi arms deal

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Featured, Research in Action

The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 4 March 2019 Re: Canada’s Export of Light Armoured Vehicles …

In Saudi crisis, a legacy for Canada

Cesar Jaramillo Conventional Weapons, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

A routine tweet in August from Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, calling for the release of imprisoned activists in Saudi Arabia, has presented the Trudeau government with a golden opportunity to …

Call for independent review into use of Canadian-made armoured vehicles in Saudi Arabia

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Featured, News

A coalition of human rights and arms control groups sent a letter to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, related to the report released by Global Affairs in May …