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The Week: The Wars We Wage

This week on, Margaret Thatcher, proxy armies, and corporate intelligence.

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12 April, 2013
Taylor Owen
By: Taylor Owen

Founder and Publisher of and Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at UBC

This week on OpenCanada, Jennifer Welsh considers the legacy of Margaret Thatcher’s wars – in the Falklands, in Kuwait, and in Ireland. Steve Saideman looks at the dangers involved with training militaries in less stable countries at a time when democracies are much less inclined to put their own troops in harm’s way. And David Robillard details the secret war being fought not by states, but by corporations.

The Business of Spying
Governments aren’t the only ones deploying spies these days. David Robillard explains.

Thatcher’s Wars
Jennifer Welsh on the great and costly legacy of Thatcher’s forceful, visionary leadership.

Proxy Proxies
Steve Saidemanargues that focusing only on national armies in conflict-ridden states promotes bias against foreign troop training.

Democracy in Retreat
Josh Kurlantzick talked to OpenCanada on the worldwide decline of democracy.

An Unequal Partnership
Fraser Reilly-King on why the post-2015 framework still misses the meaning of ‘partnership’ in ‘global partnership’.

Wanted: A Real Global Partnership
John Sinclair on why the most recent model for a Global Partnership on development is failing to reach its potential.

Canada-China Opportunities In Transition
Content from the conference organized by the CIC’s National Capital Branch.

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