The Think Tank
ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS, AND GRAPHICS
Winning with Women
The discussion surrounding International Women's Day often focuses on the “Global South,” but Canada is not immune from gender discrimination and violence, says Mina Mawani.
The Return of the “Easy Man” in Iran?
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the moderate leader who reopened Iran to the West in the 1990s, disappeared from public view during the Ahmadinajad era. Now he's back.
The Perils of Exit Planning in Afghanistan
Politics often trumps conditions on the ground when it comes to planning troop withdrawals, says Richard Caplan.
How Canada Failed in Afghanistan
As Canada's mission to Afghanistan comes to a final end this month, Roland Paris considers its long-term impact.
The Best and Brightest?
Constantine Passaris suggests an agenda for North American immigration reform.
Terrorism, the Internet, and the Security/Privacy Conundrum
John Adams on how to appropriately balance security and privacy in counterterrorism efforts online.
Michel de Salaberry on Rouhani, Iran, and the Middle East
An interview with Canada's former ambassador to Iran, Egypt, and Jordan, about Iran’s current leadership and the broader role of religion in Middle Eastern politics.
Why China Will Not Rise Peacefully
An interview with John Mearsheimer about China's rise and why countries on both sides of the Pacific should be worried.
Where Human Rights Law Meets Globalization
Margot Salomon on how globalization has shaped the concept of human rights and how to keep international organizations and companies accountable.
Videos and Graphics
Russia’s Sphere of Influence
We chart the growth of the former Soviet economies to get a better sense of the economic balance of power in the region.
We crunch the numbers on where Canada and the United States stand in terms of their immigrant populations.
How Integrated is the North America Economy?
Trade among Canada, the U.S., and Mexico is now almost four times greater than it was before NAFTA. Here we map out the flow of that trade.