Michael Byers responds to latest Arctic sovereignty survey

A recent survey conducted by EKOS Research for the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, found that the majority of Canadians see Arctic sovereignty as the country’s top foreign-policy issue.  The Globe and Mail hosted an online discussion with Prof. Michael Byers, a member of the Rideau Institute Board of Directors and Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

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The real problem is excessive military spending by the USA

The usually hawkish Globe and Mail has a commentary by columnist Lawrence Martin that gets it right this time — rather than NATO members being guilty of spending too little on defence, the real problem is the obscene level of overspending by the USA. Martin notes first that, even without taking into account the American […]

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NATO leaders should champion nuclear restraint and dialogue

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Trudeau must hold the line again at upcoming NATO Summit.

In a 25 June statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would travel to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the ...