Bruce Mabley on a problematic Spanish constitution, a reprehensible European reaction and what recent events mean for Québec.  


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Independence for Catalonia: Why the movement matters beyond its own borders

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Bruce Mabley on a problematic Spanish constitution, a reprehensible European reaction and what recent events mean for Québec.  

A challenge for Morneau and Canada: IMF reform in face of a reluctant hegemon

If Canada is to play a leadership role in its G7 year, it must be seen as an effective advocate of meaningful solutions to global problems, writes James A. Haley, as IMF annual meetings get underway in Washington.

Fighting populism: How to rebuild spaces for constructive public discourse

Reporter Latifa Abdin attended the recent 6 Degrees Citizen Space forum in Toronto and found a common theme emerged — the desperate need for bridge-building dialogue.  
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Walls that need to go: Ideas for a more inclusive world

In case you missed our 6 Degrees round-up, guests of this year’s forum in Toronto put forward examples of barriers that are in desperate need of breaking down, from fighting censorship on social media to creating a new unifying European identity.


The view from Mexico

On balance, most Mexicans consider NAFTA a positive, but offering any assessment of the trade agreement's impact on Mexico is complicated, writes David Agren. For CIGIonline, Agren spoke with economists, political scientists, business people and workers from different sectors to see how NAFTA has affected Mexico's automotive industry, labour rights, corruption and more. 
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Understanding Tillerson

Rumours have been circulating for months that Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, is on the outs with President Donald Trump. Tillerson is a known recluse, yet here in The New Yorker, Dexter Filkins is able to construct a fascinating profile of him — from Boy Scout to CEO to Secretary of State, this piece takes you inside the mind of a someone used to getting his way, who is now undermined by his own boss. 
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On science and spies

For The Guardian, Daniel Golden exposes a sprawling, secretive operation conducted over years by the CIA: staging scientific conferences around the world to encourage academics to defect. Golden finds that conferences such as ones hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency “probably [have] more intelligence officers roaming the hallways than actual scientists."


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Displaced minorities In the Middle East

Oct. 16, 2017, Toronto
Featuring Nadim Nassar, director of the Awareness Foundation and tireless advocate for the rights and welfare of Christians and other minorities being attacked and displaced in Syria, Iraq and other Middle East countries.
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What a feminist foreign policy really looks like

Oct. 18, 2017, Ottawa
Featuring Peggy Mason, a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN and member of the University of Ottawa Common Law Honour Society.
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Gender Equality in the Canadian Armed Forces

Oct. 25, 2017, Waterloo
The Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Centre for International Governance Innovation are pleased to host a discussion with experts from the Canadian Armed Forces on Gender Equality in the Canadian military. 

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