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Year in Review 2017

Year in Review 2017

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December 20, 2017

From our editors Like others covering global affairs, our team […]

Bordering on Division

Bordering on Division

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December 4, 2017

Along the border between Northern Ireland and the
Republic of Ireland, communities have worked hard to move on from a more
violent time in the island’s history, when customs posts and military
checkpoints were the norm. But, as Brexit looms, is a return to the past
inevitable?

Wall in the family

Wall in the family

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September 26, 2017

Can home be a place
you’ve never been or are prevented from visiting? Author Marcello Di Cintio
visits Palestine to understand the dilemmas of the displaced.

Reality sets in over Brexit

Reality sets in over Brexit

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March 15, 2017

The implementation
of Brexit is not simply a UK-EU problem — countries like Canada should also be
concerned, writes Armand de Mestral for our partners at CIGI.

The West, ISIS and the “everywhere war”

The West, ISIS and the “everywhere war”

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August 11, 2016

As the Islamic State harnesses the power of the
Internet, jihad has become ‘do it yourself.’ To counter the threat of lone wolf attackers far from Iraq and Syria, governments need to take action to simultaneously disrupt ISIS’ online communications and get to the root of the problem at hand: ideology. 

The repositioning of the United States as an Arctic leader

The repositioning of the United States as an Arctic leader

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January 21, 2016

While the U.S. took over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada last year, it also created an Arctic Executive Steering Committee. Arctic Deeply speaks to AESC executive director Mark Brzezinski about U.S. priorities in the region.

Canada’s return to science

Canada’s return to science

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December 9, 2015

There
is an urgent need for Canada’s new government to rebuild its science policy
regime. 
Is COP21 signalling a revitalization of the relationship between science and policy? From our partners at Arctic Deeply.

Welcome, Arctic Deeply

Welcome, Arctic Deeply

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December 8, 2015

Produced by News Deeply, with the support of OpenCanada.org and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Arctic Deeply launches today. In this introductory note from managing editor Hannah Hoag, she welcomes the site’s first readers.

In the name of security

In the name of security

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November 16, 2015

In this excerpt of False
Security
, authors Kent Roach and Craig Forcese assess the aftermath of the
2014 attacks in Canada, their concerns with Bill C-51 and why giving their new book
a title was particularly challenging. 

How Canada failed Afghan detainees

How Canada failed Afghan detainees

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October 16, 2015

Canada knowingly transferred detainees in Afghanistan to facilities where torture was rife. Since then, the Canadian government has avoided all accountability. This is our unfinished business.

End of an oilsands love affair

End of an oilsands love affair

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October 15, 2015

In less than 20 years, the oilsands have gone from nearly unknown to inspirational to intensely divisive. The journey reveals much about both the future of the energy sector and the potential of the environmental movement to make change. At its heart lays a single pipeline project — Keystone XL. 

Canada’s About Face

Canada’s About Face

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July 10, 2014

Since 2003 Canada has departed from its historical policy-making prerogatives and hurts its soft power reputation, says Hanna Samir Kassab.

The Ukranian Trilemma

The Ukranian Trilemma

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April 16, 2014

Ukraine can be said to be facing three challenges, says James W Dean: democracy, nationalism, and globalization.

Staying Afloat

Staying Afloat

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March 21, 2014

On the occasion of World Water Day, Gary White and Matt Damon, Co-founders of Water.org, offer their thoughts on sustainable access to water.

A Revolutionary Pope?

A Revolutionary Pope?

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January 17, 2014

Francis is being hailed as a radical Pope who will transform the Vatican. The reality is that the role of the Holy See has always changed with history, argues A. Alexander Stummvoll.

Why Aid?

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September 16, 2013

Dominic H. Silvio explores the extent to which Canadian attitudes toward foreign aid influence government policy.

A Summit Worth Watching

A Summit Worth Watching

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September 5, 2013

Ensuring this year’s G20 Summit isn’t held hostage to U.S.-Russia tensions will challenge world leaders. But the bigger challenge, argue John Kirton and Julia Kulik, is to make globalization work for the benefit of all.

Upcoming NCB Events

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August 6, 2013

Stay tuned for information about upcoming events for the 2013-2014 […]

For All Mankind

For All Mankind

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February 22, 2013

Michael Van Pelt on why Canada’s new Office of Religious Freedom is an opportunity to build on our vibrant pluralist heritage.

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

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November 16, 2012

Damon van der Linde on whether the election will be a tipping point into established democracy or renewed violence.

Trolling the Caspian

Trolling the Caspian

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November 15, 2012

Sarah Logan and Madeline Carr on Internet freedom, the Internet Governance Forum, and Azerbaijan.

2011 Roundup

2011 Roundup

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January 4, 2012

While the Arab Spring rocked the world and the euro collapsed, OpenCanada too saw lots of action. 2011 in review.

Holiday Potluck Social

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November 25, 2011

Branch members’ social gathering. Meet current executive. Share ideas for […]