Despite the widespread use of AI in foreign policy, Canada’s approach has focused on domestic innovation and regulation. Sarah Shoker explains why we need a better understanding of its scope.
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How artificial intelligence is reshaping global power and Canadian foreign policy

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Despite the widespread use of AI in foreign policy, Canada’s approach has focused on domestic innovation and regulation. Sarah Shoker explains why we need a better understanding of its scope.
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Scheer on foreign policy: A critique of Trudeau, with few new proposals of his own

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer laid out his foreign policy approach on Tuesday. Steve Saideman breaks down the speech, from Scheer’s views on China, Iran and Israel to his omission of US tariffs and climate change.
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As the situation in Venezuela worsens, a moment of reflection for its mothers

UNHCR Canada protection officer Nadia Williamson recalls spending Mother’s Day on the Venezuela-Colombia border last year and explains why she’ll be thinking of the women and children there this week.
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Australia’s slow progress on Indigenous rights

We know progress on Indigenous rights can be stunted, but, as Marie Lamensch observed recently in Australia, without care it also be reversed.

BEST OF THE WEB

A changing Arctic

As Arctic ice melts, new corridors are being created, “opening up the once isolated region to more shipping, tourism, mining, and oil exploration,” writes Robbie Gramer. For Foreign Policy, Gramer visits a remote Canadian military base in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, to see firsthand how Western nations are preparing for shifting Arctic geopolitics and increased attention from countries like Russia and China.

Chinese birth rates

For 36 years, in order to regulate birth rates, China’s Communist Party enforced a strict one-child policy. In 2016, the rules were relaxed — China’s population is rapidly aging, and government officials are now actively encouraging parents to have more than one child. But do they actually want to? Anna Fifield reports for The Washington Post.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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What Role for Canada on the Global Stage?

May 14, 2019, Ottawa
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute hosts a one-day conference on what role Canada can play in a world in disarray.
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The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

May 15, 2019, Waterloo
A keynote address by Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, followed by a panel discussion.
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How Democracy Dies: Lessons Canadians Can Draw From Venezuela And The United States

May 23, 2019, Saskatoon
A talk by Ben Rowswell, former Canadian ambassador to Venezuela.

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