Benchmarking Team Trudeau’s foreign policy, from diplomacy to defence


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How has Canada’s Liberal government fared, 100 days in?

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In advance of the release of a 'Foreign Policy Report Card,' David Carment, Roberta Bell and Ainslee Kent provide an assessment, from diplomacy to defence.
Ottawa Forum

10 revelations on Canada’s foreign policy from the 2016 Ottawa Forum

When you get a room packed with policy experts, new insights are bound to come out. Visit OpenCanada Monday for our full report. In the meantime, here are takeaways not to miss.

Welcoming a new era of global development

John McArthur and Margaret Biggs, authors of a new CIPS report on “global sustainable development,” explain to Catherine Tsalikis how the world’s challenges are truly global and what Canada can do to tackle them. 

Collaborate or perish: Lessons from Norway's Arctic region

As activity in the far north increases maritime traffic — along with risks of emergency situations — collaboration between nations, NGOs and business becomes more crucial. By Johan Marius Ly for Arctic Deeply.

Canada’s development finance plan: How to go beyond low-hanging fruit

Canadian ministers reinforced their interest in development finance at Davos but, as Aniket Bhushan writes, for real impact, it is time to think even bigger.


The crisis boiling over in Europe

In this piece for the National Post, Matthew Fisher travels through Europe and asks some tough questions: “How can France and other countries absorb hundreds of thousands of new Muslim refugees when the failures of the past are evident everywhere? What is the blueprint for the future when second-generation youth already feel alienated in their birth countries, and some are turning to extremism?”

Where the bodies are buried

Helen Lewis of the New Statesman profiles Sue Black, one of Britain’s leading experts in human identification. From mass graves in Kosovo to pedophile rings in Scotland, Black has devoted her life to pinpointing the identities of individuals – living or dead. What helps her get by is the mantra: “You didn’t cause this, you didn’t do this, you’re not responsible.”


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Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada

Feb. 2, 2016, Waterloo
Presentation by CIGI Senior Fellow Keith Hipel, followed by a panel discussion. 
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The Common Law of International Trade and the Future of the WTO

Feb. 3, 2016, Waterloo
A lecture by Thomas Cottier, Professor Emeritus of Law, and former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute.
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CIC National Capital: Colombia on the Verge of Peace & Implications for the Hemisphere

Feb. 10, 2016, Ottawa
A panel on the future of Colombia.

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