As part of the
Pluralism Project, a roundtable with Kitchener-Waterloo community leaders
tackles how to attract diversity beyond larger urban centres.
As part of the
Western governments emphasize
the importance of regional actors in devising a solution to Syria’s civil war,
but the interests of those involved — from the Saudi government to the Kurds — are
drastically different from our own.
While the U.S. election steals the media spotlight,
Stefan Labbé updates on another important leadership campaign — that for Secretary General of the United Nations.
For many worried about the health of the planet, waiting
on leaders to stop a concerning increase in global carbon emissions isn’t an
effective strategy. Here are three examples of when bypassing government and
effecting change through the judicial system has worked.
Was this week’s attack in
Orlando part of ISIS’ plan? André Gagné explains how such violence differs from
the group’s ‘domestic’ approach in Syria and Iraq and why it matters.
Venezuela is on the edge and the ripples of
collapse will be felt across the region. Could the crisis trigger the next
stream of refugees? In fitting with its renewed role as a humanitarian leader, Canada
should prepare to help.
Invoking the term ‘genocide’ is a big deal — yet both Liberals and
Conservatives lost the opportunity this week for constructive debate over ISIS’
From the impact on
London as a financial hub to the impact on wages, the economic implications of
leaving the EU are serious.
On the eve of the UK’s referendum
over EU membership, Canada’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom,
Jeremy Kinsman, looks at how the debate got this far and what to expect next
week, and beyond.
The dressing down of a
Canadian reporter by Wang Yi earlier this month is not the first time Chinese
officials have shown arrogance on Canadian soil. When dealing with China going
forward, self-interest and self-respect need to be first in Trudeau’s mind,
argues John Bruk.
This week, we marked five years of OpenCanada with a panel on leftist foreign policy in Toronto.
This piece by Tudor Schlanger won the ‘People’s Choice’ award in The Envoy‘s 2016 Global Affairs Essay Contest.
This piece by Kiera Schuller won best overall essay in The Envoy‘s 2016 Global Affairs Essay Contest.
Five years ago, in the national offices of the Canadian International Council, a conversation was underway. As our founding editor Taylor Owen wrote in his first post, “the discussion was centred around a single question: What if the CIC wanted to build the online hub for international affairs discussion in Canada?” After rigorous planning and […]
Can left-wing ideologies
ever co-exist comfortably with military intervention? U.S. foreign policy over
the past two decades has failed to align squarely with the two major domestic political
parties — is the liberal/conservative distinction here a myth?
Politics often shapes
aid. Is the link between the two good, bad or just the new normal?
A new report proposes a pathway that would allow roads, rail, pipelines, power and communications to stretch across Canada’s Arctic, linking global trade routes. Arctic Deeply’s Hannah Hoag spoke with one of the report’s authors about the project and how it would impact northern communities.
The UK referendum is a security concern for Canada, as Michael Petrou
writes, for a weaker Europe means an emboldened Russia.
Climate change may be
opening up northern sea routes, but implications for global shipping may be
less advantageous than for Canada’s relations with Asia.
While Trump’s promise to deport illegal immigrants out
of U.S. sets off ethical alarm bells, here’s why it would also be a logistical