Indigenous foreign policy

The erasure of Indigenous thought in foreign policy

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July 31, 2017

Where is the acknowledgement of — and engagement with — Indigenous thought in the development of international relations and the practice of foreign policy? Hayden King calls out the field’s glaring gaps and asks whether a different kind of foreign policy is possible or even desirable.


A foreign service worth fighting for

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July 26, 2017

Somewhere between ‘golden age’ and ‘culture of complaint’ lies the state of Canada’s foreign service. OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis interviewed nearly two dozen diplomats and experts to discover a gradual tarnishing of the diplomatic corps over the years — but many are rooting for its restoration.


Victory in Mosul: What you need to know

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July 14, 2017

From Amnesty International’s call for an investigation into civilian deaths to the subsequent shift to the city of Raqqa, here’s what you need to know about this week’s take-back of Mosul, Iraq.

Trudeau Trump

How Trudeau gets along in the world of Trump: excerpt

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July 14, 2017

In Swingback: Getting Along in the World with Harper and TrudeauCanadian Press reporter Mike Blanchfield documents the evolution of Canadian foreign policy under Stephen Harper and now Justin Trudeau. In this excerpt, he describes the earliest signs of Trudeau's strategy when it comes to Donald Trump.


Surveillance in Canada: Who are the watchers?

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July 6, 2017

The Trudeau government announced new security legislation last month, including the creation of a “super” watchdog that will oversee existing agencies. But do we still lack an understanding of what these agencies do? Michael Petrou runs through the evolution — and surveillance capabilities — of the RCMP, CSIS and CSE. 

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