The ones who had the right response to the marathon bombings were the people of Boston and President Obama: appeals for calm, to support those in need, and to not rush to judgment while being firm and clear about the heinous nature of such a brutal attack on civilians. Time will tell whether this was […]
Medical doctor and a founder of War Child
Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, acclaimed public speaker and a leading authority on the impact of war on civilians. A medical doctor and a founder of War Child, an international humanitarian organization, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world's major crises zones, from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. Committed to human rights and social justice, her humanitarian work has benefited many thousands of war-affected children globally. Dr. Nutt speaks on the impact of war and on public engagement in global issues, inspiring others to make a difference in the lives of those affected by war.
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Nutt: Is the folding of CIDA into DFAIT the end or a fresh start for Canadian international development?
The folding of CIDA into DFAIT is neither the end nor a fresh start. It is the continuation of an over-arching, ideological shift in our aid agenda to leverage aid funding to suit our commercial and trade interests. Efficiencies can certainly come from folding CIDA into DFAIT and there are examples (Norway being among the […]
My answer is brief: if something has a cost (as carbon does) then it must have a price, and all that remains is the business of haggling.
Well now, that’s a cheeky question. What do we need drones for? For the same thing we don’t need F35s for? Even though it wasn’t on offer I’ll go with C, “none of the above”.
Will Canada be supporting, unequivocally, the Arms Trade Treaty this July and if not, what concessions is it seeking and why?
Robert Mugabe, and the reasons are obvious… The list is long though… Assad, any minute now Kim Jung Un will qualify, etc… etc…
No, but this was not because of the ICC’s limitations. From Guantanamo Bay to the “redefinition” of torture and Prisoner of War, international rule of law experienced a major assault to its core principles over the past decade (which still continues).
Yes, but with the caveat “for now”. Obama has made it clear that his position, with the election pending, is to give sanctions and diplomatic efforts time. Netanyahu cannot afford to alienate Obama, strategically or militarily.