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Twitterati 2016: The Canadian Foreign Policy Edition

Twitterati 2016
As global interest in Canada continues, and new voices from academia and politics emerge on social media, OpenCanada shines a light this year on Canadian foreign policy Twitterati. Get to know more than 100 influencers with this interactive list. 
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On the front lines of Canadian assistance in Iraq

With the Canadian government vague on details, journalist Samya Kullab visits northern Iraq to find out how Canadian military and humanitarian efforts are impacting the region, and what work still needs to be done.

Six takeaways from this week's U.S.-Canada joint Arctic statement

From what it means for the bilateral relationship to the confusion over drilling, Heather Exner-Pirot breaks down this week’s announcement.

10 events to watch for in 2017

From a new chief diplomat at the UN to Britain’s invoking of Article 50, here are our top 10 events for globally minded Canadians to look out for in 2017. By Catherine Tsalikis
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How to shape a 'just' future for both proponents and critics of Canada's pipelines

The climate change conversation needs to focus not only on emission targets but also on fostering a ‘just transition’ for the Canadian and global economy, argues Matthew Hoffmann.

Best international affairs longreads of 2016

As compiled by OpenCanada's Krista Hessey, here are the longform journalism pieces that stuck with us all year long.


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Goodbye, 2016

It's been a tough year for Liberals, but this Economist piece argues that those who believe in democracy and open economies should relish the challenge of proving that liberalism is, in fact, the best way to ensure dignity and equality: "2016 represented a demand for change...The task is to harness that restless urge, while defending the tolerance and open-mindedness that are the foundation stones of a decent, liberal world."

The American jihadi

The Atlantic's Graeme Wood tells the story of a drug-loving Texan from an upper-middle class family who rose to become an emulated teacher within the so-called Islamic State. Wood speaks to friends, family and admirers to form an intimate profile of John Georgelas, who may have just taken up the second-most powerful position in the terrorist organization.


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Thailand After the King: What Happens Next?

Jan. 18, 2017, Victoria
Canada’s most recent ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Phil Calvert, will give his take on the factors that will govern Thailand’s political evolution after the death of the King.
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CIC Halifax: Annual Dinner, AGM & China – Past, Present and Future

Jan. 18, 2017, Halifax
Dr. Colin Dodds will speak on what ongoing structural changes in the Chinese economy and China’s emerging role in the global economy mean in an age of Donald Trump.
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CIGI Cinema Series: "The Age of Consequences"

Jan. 18, 2017, Waterloo
Screening of Jared P. Scott's "The Age of Consequences," which takes a new twist on climate change.

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