When CSIS was created, its culture mirrored the male-dominated environment at the RCMP. Thirty-five years later, women are taking up space, on surveillance missions and around the executive table.
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At Canada’s spy agency, a new Women’s Network safeguards progress on gender equality

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When CSIS was created, its culture mirrored the male-dominated environment at the RCMP. Thirty-five years later, as Catherine Tsalikis writes, women are taking up space, on surveillance missions and around the executive table.
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To give peace a chance in Syria, Canada has options

The new constitutional committee is an opportunity to increase support for peace in Syria but, as Kareem Shaheen explains, there is even more to be done.
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How the merger of Canada’s rightist parties inspired Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party

The Brexit Party says it will not compete for Conservative seats in the UK's December election, aligning the country’s right-wing parties more than ever. Is the ‘Canada model’ their example? By Darren Loucaides.
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Can Turkey force Syrians home?

In Case You Missed It: A new report from Gareth Chantler shows how, even before its recent invasion of Northeast Syria, Turkey has been attempting to force Syrians home. How do such efforts fit into international refugee law?

BEST OF THE WEB

Forgotten combat advisers

On CBC.ca, Murray Brewster has a feature on the Afghan-Canadian language and cultural advisors recruited by the Department of National Defence who “carried out some of the most dirty and dangerous assignments during Canada's war in Afghanistan.” Many of these civilians, he writes, returned injured and broken — and are struggling to seek help and recognition for their contributions.

Latin Spring?

From the Caribbean coast to Patagonia, South America is witnessing its strongest and most widespread protests in decades. What’s behind the unrest? “Unlike the popular rebellions across the Arab world nearly a decade ago,” write Anthony Faiola and Rachelle Krygier in The Washington Post, “the actors and causes of the still-unfolding uprisings in South America are as varied as the countries themselves.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Multilateralism Matters?

Nov. 18, 2019, Ottawa
A talk with Rosemary McCarney, the former Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
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Making Sense Of Sudan’s Recent Major Political Change

Nov. 19, 2019, Ottawa
Featuring Dr. John Goodman, Associate Director for Africa of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center.
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Ending the Cycle: Leveraging Tech, Data and Governance to Combat Human Trafficking

Nov. 27, 2019, Waterloo
A panel of experts explore the diverse challenges of tackling human trafficking, at this special Communitech Data Hub Session, in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

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