With the next session of a new UN working group on cyber activity around the corner, Paul Meyer reviews the state of the debate.
International security fellow, Simon Fraser University
Paul Meyer is a fellow in International Security and adjunct professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University and a senior advisor to ICT4Peace. A former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, he is currently the chair of Canadian Pugwash Group.
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The adoption of a ban treaty will usher in a new, divided nuclear order, with nuclear-armed states and their allies on one side and a ‘moral majority’ of states on the other. Where will Canada’s nuclear allegiances lie?
What a difference a year makes, writes Paul Meyer, as he asks whether changes to the G7's official statements signal a retreat from disarmament goals.
Following President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on U.S. nuclear capabilities over the holidays, 2017 begins with worrisome questions about his intentions.
Last week, a Canadian-led resolution on a treaty banning the production of the essential ingredient for making nuclear weapons was adopted at the UNGA by a wide margin. But as Paul Meyer writes, it remains to be seen whether the initiative will yield real progress on what has been a very stagnant file.
The upcoming visit may be a first, but if Obama is serious about disarmament, he will not shut the door on discussions with non-nuclear weapon states.
Seven years ago, Obama set high hopes for his plan to rid the world of nuclear weapons. With his summits now over, he leaves a list of failures as his legacy on nuclear security.
Governance framework continues to lag behind the growth of internet users. All stakeholders will need to be active if a peaceful cyberspace is to be preserved, argues Paul Meyer.
The BRICS and U.S. positions on an outer space code of conduct are at odds, and Canada is walking a tightrope between them