Claire Schachter

Deputy Editor of OpenCanada.org

Claire is the deputy editor of OpenCanada.org. She recently completed her M.Phil in International Relations at Oxford University, where she was a William and Nona Heaslip Scholar, and specialized in American Foreign Policy and International Law. Claire holds a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from Trinity College, U of T.

Most Recent Posts

Ideological Ceasefire

Ideological Ceasefire

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November 23, 2012

Ideology isn’t something that any leader can turn on and off at will, but that does not necessarily lead to irrational policy making.

Goma Under Fire

Goma Under Fire

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November 20, 2012

As the M23 rebels advance on Goma, the UN struggles to prevent violence in the DRC from spreading.

Countdown to Drone Week

Countdown to Drone Week

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November 10, 2012

This winter, in partnership with CDFAI,  we will be launching DRONE WEEK, a week-long online discussion of the present and future applications for UAV technology.  OpenCanada will host contributions from leading experts on the implications of deploying UAVs for military, strategic, and humanitarian purposes. In the lead up to DRONE WEEK, OpenCanada will be tracking […]

What to watch for when the polls open and close in Venezuela on Sunday

What to watch for when the polls open and close in Venezuela on Sunday

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October 5, 2012

On Sunday, October 7, Venezuela will hold its presidential election, with incumbent Hugo Chavez facing off against Henrique Capriles. The world will be watching the outcome, the fairness of the electoral process, and how neighbouring states (as well as the United States) respond. Chavez is bidding for another six-year term as president, leading the leftist Partido […]

Why We’re Still Talking About Nexen

Why We’re Still Talking About Nexen

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September 25, 2012

The proposed takeover of Nexen by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation has dominated business and international news reporting in Canada since it was first announced on July 23, (although the rumour mill started spinning long before then). There are two overlapping topics of debate keeping Nexen and CNOOC on the radar. The first is […]