Rethinking arms control: A Canadian perspective

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, News

With a global pandemic and a still undecided U.S. election forming a dramatic backdrop, on November 6, the German Foreign Office hosted a virtual conference, “Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control.” This event, combined with an experts’ preparatory workshop on November 5, were used to shine a light on the transformational capabilities of new technologies on both “old” issues of arms control, such as nuclear weapons, and new ones, including autonomous weapons and drone swarms.

Q&A: In conversation with Ambassador Paul Meyer

Jessica West Featured, Space Security

January 27, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Outer Space Treaty (OST), one of the most successful international treaties ever concluded. Negotiated in an era of intense military competition sparked by the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the Treaty created a legal framework for the governance of outer space, based on the principle that space is …

Toward a nuclear weapon-free world

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Paul Meyer A former career diplomat and Ambassador of Canada for Disarmament, Paul Meyer is currently an Adjunct Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University and a Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation in Vancouver. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 3 Autumn 2014 A ‘to do’ list for Canada A history of opposition to nuclear weapons This stand was implicit in …