Our Nuclear Ambivalence Must End

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project, this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima 64 years ago today and Nagasaki three days later, providing both uranium and extensive scientific support for the first …

Hiroshima Day: Lose the nuclear ambivalence

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Canada had more than a front row seat at the dawn of the nuclear age. As part of the Manhattan Project, this country was a player in the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years ago this week, providing both uranium and extensive scientific support for the first …

NORAD Renewal: Further Down the Slippery Slope?

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2006 Volume 27 Issue 3 Following the May 2006 debate and vote in the House of Commons (257 in favour and 30 opposed), Canada and the United States finalized a permanent extension (rather than the usual five-year term) of their binational defence cooperation arrangements through the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) (Governments of …

Retiring NORAD: Time for a New Kind of Continental Security Cooperation

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2006 Volume 27 Issue 1 Prime Minister Harper and President Bush are reportedly set to sign a new Canada-US security pact—essentially a revised version of the North American Aerospace Defence Agreement (NORAD). The current agreement is due to expire May 12, 2006 and there are indications that the new arrangement will be extended indefinitely …

NORAD Renewal: Considerations for the parliamentary debate

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 06-4 Author Ernie Regehr As Parliament debates the renewal of NORAD, the following should be considered: No indefinite extension of NORAD without public consultations on current and proposed changes in North American security. NORAD’s separation of joint warning functions from national surveillance and control functions in the space and maritime environments should be extended to air operations as well. …

Facing the Arms Control Challenges of BMD

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 04-8 Author Ernie Regehr In Canada the opposition to ballistic missile defence (BMD) has rightly focused on urging the government to reject participation and certainly not go beyond the already agreed integration of NORAD’s missile launch detection and tracking system into the US BMD system. Yet it is also necessary to face the fact that a strategic BMD system, …

BMD, NORAD and Canada-US Security Relations

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2004 Volume 25 Issue 1 Ever since the Government announced that it was pursuing ballistic missile defence (BMD) discussions with the United States, the Department of National Defence has made it clear that it wants the US to place responsibility for command and control of the BMD interceptors with NORAD, the North American Aerospace …

BMD, NORAD and Canada-US Security Relations

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 04-4 Author Ernie Regehr Ever since the Government announced that it was pursuing ballistic missile defence (BMD) discussions with the United States , the Department of National Defence has made it clear that it wants the US to place responsibility for command and control of the BMD interceptors with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. That would make …