In between photo ops and poutine offerings, leaders did manage to discuss policy on Thursday — here are the top takeaways.  


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Trudeau in DC: What went down, other than a fancy dinner

In between photo ops and poutine offerings, leaders did manage to discuss policy — here are the top takeaways. By Krista Hessey. 

Q&A: Does the world look to Canada as it does to Germany?

German diplomat Walter Stechel speaks to Andreas Kyriakos on what unites Canada and Germany — CETA, refugee resettlement, soft power and finding a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis — and what sets the two countries apart.
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10 reasons to applaud Canada’s renewed commitment to reproductive health

Marking International Women’s Day, this week the Canadian government announced a long-term investment in women and girls around the world. Robert Greenhill and Celine Wadhera list 10 reasons to celebrate.
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An inside look at the smallest newsroom in Norway

In an interview with Samia Madwar for Arctic Deeply, Thomas Nilsen, an editor of the Independent Barents Observer, discusses the challenges of reporting on Norway-Russia relations, what the media gets wrong about refugees in the Arctic, and what is replacing the interest in oil and gas. 


Doctors wanted

Physicians fleeing Syria en masse have found hope in Germany, where clinics and hospitals are desperate to fill holes in their workforce. But what does it mean when half of Syria's doctors have left the country, leaving behind a failing healthcare system in the midst of a war zone? Elisabeth Braw reports for Foreign Policy.
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Bidding wars in Afghanistan

"America’s war in Afghanistan," writes Matthieu Aikins, "presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little?" This New Yorker piece tells the story of how one young Afghan trucking contractor made millions off his involvement with the Special Forces - despite accusations of cooperation with the Taliban.

The Obama Doctrine

Jeffrey Goldberg's long-form feature in The Atlantic assesses Barack Obama's engagement with the world. "Over the past few months," Goldberg writes, "I’ve spent several hours talking with him about the broadest themes of his 'long game' foreign policy, including the themes he is most eager to discuss—namely, the ones that have nothing to do with the Middle East."


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The Future of Canada’s Oil Sands in an Emissions Constrained World

March 16, 2016, Vancouver
CIGI Senior Fellow Jeff Rubin shares his long-term outlook on Canada’s fossil fuel production.
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CIC Edmonton: The 2016 US Election: Controversy and Consequences for Canada and the World

March 17, 2016, Edmonton
Please join us for an exciting and stimulating panel discussion featuring Dr Chris Sands, Dr Robert W. Murray and Dr Tom Keating.
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Book Launch: "Australia, Canada, and Iraq"

March 22, 2016, Toronto
Book launch with a panel discussion with Jack Cunningham, Ramesh Thakur and Tim Sayle, chaired by John English.

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