Canada’s Role in Promoting International Security Through Arms Control and Disarmament: Capitalizing on a New ‘Climate of Change’
Shortly after the arrival of President Barack Obama’s Administration, enthusiasm concerning the familiar campaign mantra of ‘change’ had already extended well beyond the important issue of climate change. It soon included encouragement to members of the international community to take advantage of an expectation of a new ‘climate of change’ in multilateral arenas dealing with other issues of common concern. News reports appeared quickly about how the Obama Administration might address nuclear issues, including ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Outer space was also mentioned in news reports. All of this was both refreshing and indicative of a fresh look at where arms control and disarmament (ACD) fits into the broader international security agenda.
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