Canadian journalist Arno Kopecky remembers working alongside the ‘pure force of narrative’ who taught the world as much about rejecting African stereotypes as he did the human condition.
LEAVING AND FINDING HOME
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?
In an interview with Celine Cooper, the Iranian activist speaks about her protest against the compulsory hijab and why she finally left her home for Canada.
Can one man change a country’s image? With one year to go until the 2019 federal election, Madelaine Drohan examines Justin Trudeau’s impact on Canada’s global reputation.
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.
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.
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.
António Guterres appears determined to rejuvenate the UN, but he has his work cut out for him. Javier Delgado Rivera takes stock of the UN chief’s tenure so far and the challenges ahead, from US disengagement to internal issues around sexual assault.
Stories from the women driving Canada’s diplomatic corps toward equality
Inside the secretive world of North Korean labourers sent abroad to bring home hundreds of millions of dollars to finance the Kim regime.
One year into Trump's term, what has Canada learned as it adjusts to life 'strapped to a madman?'
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.
Canada’s future foreign policymakers 2017: Meet the millennials making a mark in international affairs
From representing Canada at the United Nations and supporting the Canadian foreign minister on international visits to taking part in free trade talks and working on Canada’s international assistance review, the global experiences open to young Canadians today are myriad. For the second year in a row, OpenCanada is featuring some of the best and brightest […]
As global interest in Canada continues, and new voices from academia and politics emerge on social media, this year OpenCanada shines a light on Canadian foreign policy Twitterati. This group differs from our past lists, which have highlighted Canadians doing great work abroad and Canadians making valuable additions to foreign policy conversations at large. […]
How is it that Canada has Trudeau while the United States has Trump? As a tumultuous U.S. presidential campaign ends, Stephen Marche explores the conditions that have set Canada up to emerge, in 2016, as a bright light on a dark political stage.
Kurdish Iraqis have long
dreamt of a state to call their own. With the support of Canadian troops, they
are now gaining ground as the fight against ISIS continues. But what would their
independence mean for the region?