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Afganistan

Betrayal

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16 August, 2021

After the West’s abandonment of Afghanistan, no one we promise to help will ever trust us again.

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UNDRIP’s fundamental flaw

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2 April, 2019

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was created with intrinsic power structures intact — leaving the state with ultimate control. Can the original spirit of the declaration still be salvaged?

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Mesdames Secretaries

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20 September, 2018

As many of the world’s women foreign ministers gather in Montreal, OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis examines the power of sisterhood, shared stories and small numbers to spur on change.

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An Apology for Multiculturalism

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13 August, 2018

Not long ago we assumed globalization, with its intensity of interactions, would breed tolerance for others. Instead, we must fight for that ideal, even if flawed, now more than ever.

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Reaching Canada’s G7 summit

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6 June, 2018

As leaders come together in Charlevoix, Quebec, OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis takes a look at the world’s most intimate summit, with views from those who’ve had a seat at the table.

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The erasure of Indigenous thought in foreign policy

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31 July, 2017

Where is the acknowledgement of — and engagement with — Indigenous thought in the development of international relations and the practice of foreign policy? Hayden King calls out the field’s glaring gaps and asks whether a different kind of foreign policy is possible or even desirable.