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Jeremy Kinsman

CIC Distinguished Fellow

Jeremy Kinsman, a Distinguished Fellow of the CIC, has been a long-time addict of US politics, professionally as Minister for Political Affairs at our Embassy in Washington in the 1980s, and more recently as Regent's Lecturer and International Scholar at Berkeley, after serving as Canadian Ambassador in Moscow, Rome, London, and Brussels.

Most Recent Posts

The end of Britain as we know it?

The end of Britain as we know it?

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January 30, 2019

Internal divisions are tearing both the US and the UK apart. But while the US will likely swing back to its moderate ways once Trump is gone, the UK will be forever changed post-Brexit, writes Jeremy Kinsman.

NAFTA lessons: What I’ve learned negotiating with the US

NAFTA lessons: What I’ve learned negotiating with the US

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September 1, 2017

As a Canadian ambassador once said, negotiating with the US means coping with ‘a country of a thousand
players who can deliver a thousand wounds.’ As NAFTA talks continue, veteran diplomat Jeremy Kinsman
reflects on his own experience and cautions against appearing too eager for an
accord.

Life After Brexit: Is anything now possible?

Life After Brexit: Is anything now possible?

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September 9, 2016

UK
Prime Minister Theresa May has asserted that “there will be no second
referendum” following Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23. But what if
the European model changes in the meantime? As veteran diplomat Jeremy Kinsman
writes, in a follow up to his open letter to David Cameron, when nothing is
clear, anything may be possible. 

A European unravelling

A European unravelling

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June 16, 2016

On the eve of the UK’s referendum
over EU membership, Canada’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom,
Jeremy Kinsman, looks at how the debate got this far and what to expect next
week, and beyond.

Why Europe will survive this mega storm

Why Europe will survive this mega storm

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May 4, 2016

The European Project was meant to ward against the 20th
century nationalistic passions that led to two world wars. But a financial
meltdown, refugee crisis and now unnecessary referendum have blown a perfect
storm into a hurricane. Is the EU just too big to fail? 

Understanding the recent road to crisis in the Middle East

Understanding the recent road to crisis in the Middle East

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April 1, 2016

 

Why have Arab states failed? Within borders drawn by outsiders, most
are institutionally weak, archaic, corrupt and inert, riven by sectarian
hostilities. The epicentre of failure is Syria. Jeremy Kinsman on how the
region fell into chaos, and how it will get itself out.