Ep 46 An INTREPID Podsight with Ambassador Sabine Nolke

Stephanie and Craig are honoured to welcome to Intrepid Ambassador Sabine Nolke, Canada's Ambassador to the Netherlands, and Canada's permanent representative to the international courts based in the Hague and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). In this "podsight", Ambassador Nolke describes her career at Global Affairs Canada and then the work of the OPCW in combating chemical weapons use and proliferation. Ambassador Nolke discusses the challenges of dealing with Russia and its allies on issues of chemical weapons use in Syria and Salisbury, England, and discusses new developments at the OPCW in terms of investigating chemical weapons use. This is a terrific inner-peak into the world of international security diplomacy, what Canada does in this space and challenges in combating the scourge of chemical weapons. Thanks to Ambassador Nolke for becoming an Intrepid alum!

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