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Stories by Erika Simpson

U.S., NATO Afghanistan withdrawal impacts counterterrorism operations, progress for Afghan women

Opinion|By Erika Simpson
NATO’s mission in Afghanistan will need to remain committed to training and funding the Afghan security forces and institutions to adapt to the new circumstances.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Canada should call for the rapid denuclearization of Europe, broader multilateral negotiations, and ongoing reform of Ukraine’s democratic institutions.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
It would be a grave mistake for the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan entirely, or without plenty of pre-warning.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Some former Canadian ambassadors say the fact that NATO member states oppose the treaty does not excuse them from the obligation imposed on all NPT parties to participate in good faith in the treaty proceedings.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
We simply do not know yet what leads people to become terrorists. They can be male or female; religious or secular; highly educated or from poverty-stricken backgrounds.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Trump has seriously undermined deterrence strategy, because he is so patently unreasonable and irrational. Deterrence is based on rationality even in the midst of crisis. 
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
The U.S.-Taliban deal only says that the Taliban need to start the talks, not make any progress.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Losing the vote for the UN Security council shows Canada needs to put its money where its mouth is, write Erika and Michael Simpson.
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Canadians have a chance to gain more ground in the UN Security Council seat race by sharply contrasting our values with the current American political leadership; a growing divergence that is notable.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Our goal should be not to erode the moral authority of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention—to the detriment of all nations—but to strengthen it in the aftermath of this pandemic.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Canadian taxes are better spent on countering biochemical threats than on expensive equipment for undertaking high-intensity conventional operations like the overpriced F-35.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Whether SNC is allowed to meet and make billions of dollars of new contractual obligations over the next decade will be crucial to the global nuclear industry and Canada’s future development.
If the U.K. votes to leave the EU and Scotland ends up separating, it could leave the U.K.'s nuclear-armed subs high and dry.

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