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Canada’s Role in Promoting International Security Through Arms Control and Disarmament: Capitalizing on a New ‘Climate of Change’

Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2009

by Gordon Vachon

Introduction

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.

Read article [doc].

Peu de temps après l’élection d’Obama à la tête des États-Unis, l’enthousiasme suscité par le leitmotiv du « changement » lors de la campagne électorale ne portait plus seulement sur la question cruciale du changement climatique, mais sur bien d’autres sujets. La communauté internationale a bientôt été encouragée à tirer parti de ce futur « climat de changement » dans des arènes multilatérales où étaient traitées d’autres questions d’intérêt commun. Les médias n’ont pas tardé à discuter de la façon dont le nouveau gouvernement aborderait les questions nucléaires, notamment de la ratification du Traité d’interdiction complète des essais nucléaires, et ont ausi abordé la question de l’espace extra-atmosphérique.

en Francais [fr doc].