Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

See The Simons Foundation Canada'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 Canada.

 

Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security will host an international School on Science and Global Security from 21-24 October 2021. The School will be in person unless health precautions dictate otherwise. Please see the following for more information and how to apply.
A strong majority want Canada to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, despite pressure it may face from the United States. Click here for more information on this April 2021 National Survey conducted by Nanos for The Simons Foundation Canada, The Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition and Le Collectif Échec à la guerre.
Visit The Hill Times at the link below for commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C. on the new Nanos National Survey which found a strong majority want Canada to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, despite pressure it may face from the United States. 
The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share this article by Rob van Riet highlighting the way in which terminology skews the debate on nuclear weapons.
Visit the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) for this statement by Chair, the Hon. Gareth Evans, AC, QC, responding to the UK’s announcement to increase its nuclear warheads. As a recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament, Prof. Evans is one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Shapers
Visit The Globe and Mail at the link below for this Opinion contribution by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C., a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.
Click here for the statement by Derek Johnson, chief executive officer of the international Global Zero movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, in response to President Joe Biden's offer to President Vladimir Putin of a full five-year extension of the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement between Russia and the United States. The New START treaty, which limits both countries to no more than 1,550 strategic offensively deployed nuclear weapons each, will expire February 5, 2021 without mutual agreement to extend.
Visit The Hill Times for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C., a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada, about the January 22nd Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), including NATO’s attitude toward the Treaty and the growing support for the Treaty in Canada.

The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share the following invitation to join Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) for their "Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency: Canada’s Responsibilities" online seminar series.  See the following for more information and to register.