International issues such as climate change were discussed, but foreign policy was largely absent this campaign. As this was the first election with Trump next door, were all leaders playing it safe?
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Was Trump to blame for the lackluster foreign policy debate this election?

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International issues such as climate change were discussed, but foreign policy was largely absent this campaign. As this was the first election with Trump next door, were all leaders playing it safe? By Stéfanie von Hlatky.
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Five questions with… the UN special rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha

Canadian lawyer Leilani Farha has become a global voice for the right to adequate housing. She chats with OpenCanada as a new documentary about her work screens internationally.
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Election 2019: Global justice has not mattered this campaign — here’s why it should

When it comes to dealing with Canadian-born ISIS fighters and other issues of global justice, interest from the political parties vying for power has been unreliable at best, argues Mark Kersten.
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Election 2019: Foreign aid cuts would be even deeper than first thought

Robert Greenhill lays out 10 facts to better understand what’s at stake this election and beyond.
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Parties pitch Canadians on foreign policy ideas, but a grander strategy still missing

In Case You Missed It: Federal parties have outlined some foreign policy priorities, but at a time when much is at stake globally, a more meaningful approach is needed, writes Michael Petrou. A guide to party platforms included.

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Ghost towns

Forty years after the Iranian Revolution, Iran’s population has surged by almost 50 million people, and Tehran can no longer hold everyone who wants to live there. For The New Yorker, Hashem Shakeri captures the satellite towns built by the government in response — from where some residents commute hours a day to the capital — in a series of photos that are beautiful despite the towns’ sterility.

Trial in Norway

“When a suspect in one of Norway’s most elaborate illegal employment schemes entered Oslo’s district court this month, he couldn’t stop smiling,” writes Rick Noack in The Washington Post. It turns out Arne Viste, having hired 70 undocumented migrants, is hoping a trial might force Norway to reconsider its policy of forbidding migrants in limbo — those who’ve had their asylum claims rejected but cannot be deported — from working.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Election Night Social

Oct. 21, 2019, Ottawa
Join the CIC and the Harvard Club of Ottawa in watching the 2019 federal election results live from the Heart & Crown Pub.
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Cinema Series: “Black Code”

Oct. 22, 2019, Waterloo
Based on Ronald Deibert’s book of the same name, Nicholas de Pencier’s Black Code follows “internet sleuths” from the Toronto-based group Citizen Lab, who travel the world to expose unprecedented levels of global digital espionage.
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CASIS Symposium 2019

Nov. 8, 2019, Ottawa
Experts will discuss the future of Canadian intelligence: “Big Data,” artificial intelligence, OSINT, etc.

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