You know it's fall when TIFF comes to town. We highlight the films to keep an eye on this festival season.


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TIFF 2016: Foreign affairs films coming to Toronto

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You know it's fall when TIFF comes to town. Krista Hessey scoured this year’s program to identify the films that delve into some of the world’s most pressing issues, from cyber espionage to the illegal ivory trade. 
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Five questions left unanswered following Canada’s peacekeeping commitment

Four ministers promised new funding and troops for peace operations in Africa last week. Was it an announcement or a placeholder? Steve Saideman unpacks their message.   
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Marking 70 years of eavesdropping in Canada

As the Communications Security Establishment turns 70, Bill Robinson looks at how the agency has evolved over the years — growing its staff, adapting to new technologies and changing its targets.  
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Trudeau in China: Take note of Asian models that leverage, value scientific research

In both Japan and China, strong links exist between national academies and government, and research is well funded. Canada should take note, writes Keith W. Hipel.


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Assad's grip on the UN

A Guardian investigation reveals questions around the impartiality of the UN's role in Syria. As  money flows through Damascus, new documents show that the UN has invested millions of dollars in humanitarian programs associated with the Assad government even though they are all affected by the EU sanctions regime. 

The night Germany lost control

On Sept. 4, 2015, hundreds of thousands of refugees flooded across the border of Germany in what was eventually dubbed "Merkel's border opening." A year later, 12 reporters from ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE, a German newspaper, string together the series of events that led to the night that would come to change the landscape of the continent forever.


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China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications

Sept. 13, 2016, Ottawa
Nigel Inkster will discuss the evolution of China’s cyber power.
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CIGI Cinema Series: "Deep Web"

Sept. 14, 2016, Waterloo
Screening of Deep Web, which gives the inside story of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused of being the creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.

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