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This fall’s session of the General Assembly’s First Committee witnessed a discouraging rupture in the previous broad consensus as to how the UN should proceed to develop norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. Two parallel and competing processes have been established to pursue essentially the same subject matter. It does not augur well for the future coherence and efficiency of UN level efforts to build common understandings in this sensitive international security realm. Visit OpenCanada.org at the following link for commentary by Paul Meyer, The Simons Foundation’s Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security.
See The Simons Foundation's page on Canadian Defence Policy for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation.
Space Security Index 2018 tracks developments and activities in 2017 related to four indicators of the security of outer space – environmental sustainability, access to and use of space, technologies for space security, and space governance – to capture long-term changes. This newly released 15th volume of the annual report is striking for its illustration of the slide toward weaponization and warfare in the space domain. 
Click here for a transcript of the address to the Parliament of the World’s Religions given by The Simons Foundation Peace Leader, the Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., in Toronto, Canada, on November 5, 2018.
See The Simons Foundation's page on Canadian Defence Policy for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation.
All are invited to attend a panel discussion on "Nuclear weapons: local and planetary risks and the effort to ban them" from 3:30-5:00pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Room 4400 of SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business at 500 Granville Street, Vancouver. The Simons Foundation will host a reception with light refreshments prior to the panel discussion from 2:45-3:30pm.