Michael Byers op-ed: “The dragon looks north”

Rideau Institute board member Michael Byers says that as the Arctic sea-ice melts, the Chinese “Dragon” looks to the north. China has a voracious appetite for oil, natural gas and minerals – of which the Arctic has plenty. The world’s newest superpower is also the world’s largest shipping nation, and well positioned to take advantage of shorter routes across an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/12/20111226145144638282.html

Read More

Comments are closed.




Join in global efforts to abolish nuclear weapons

Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason was honoured to speak at the international conference Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World  in Astana, Kazakhstan on August 30th. She began her remarks, entitled, A-Canadian-Defence-Policy-that-moves-towards-Security-without-Nuclear-Weapons-or-War with: Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev in his Manifesto of the World for the 21st Century set out a visionary, yet clear and practical programme for achieving security […]

Read More
View the Blog »

Peter Langille: UN peace operations need Canada’s expertise

  [caption id="attachment_6421" align="aligncenter" width="300"] .[/caption] In light of the Liberal government’s commitment to increase Canada’s participation in UN peacekeeping efforts and ...

Canada spurns UN nuclear disarmament plan

In an article which first appeared in Wednesday’s Hill Times, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament Doug Roche delivered a stinging ...