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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January Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Highlights Nuclear Weapons Modernization

The Russian [nuclear] modernization program was spurred by the US withdrawal, under President George W. Bush in 2002, from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which Moscow had for four decades regarded as a central pillar of strategic stability. Moscow’s subsequent failure to reach a new agreement with the United States on missile defenses, and the collapse […]

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