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Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason spoke to CBC Radio One listeners across the country Sunday about the Canadian military’s current involvement in an airstrike mission in Iraq, the need for a political and humanitarian strategy, and where the mission will be in six months. To learn more, read the blog post and listen to the interview.




Nuclear Deterrence does not deter.

“Nuclear deterrence is a myth and a lethal one at that. Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will… “(David P. Barash, Guardian.com, 14 January 2018) According to recent articles in the New York Times and Huffington Post, President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review […]

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