Sociologist Christopher Powell on the shift in society’s ‘economy of shame’ — from the shame of being non-white to the shame of being racist — and the systemic transformation needed to dissuade further violence.
When Abdulwahab Tahhan arrived in the UK from Syria, he didn’t anticipate how much he would need personal connections to work in journalism. But, as he asked when sharing his story with OpenCanada, “Where do you get these connections, if you’re a refugee?”
The first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement kick off this week in Washington. Here's what — and who — you need to know.
As Global Affairs Canada looks into alleged Saudi abuses with Canadian arms exports, Cesar Jaramillo asks whether findings will lead to action, and points to other key factors to consider.
A new digital platform for thought leaders from across the continent — The Africa Portal — aims to put facts back at centre of public debate.
As Canada marks 150 years, seven global experts look at how the Responsibility to Protect doctrine can protect human rights in the 21st century, and how it can evolve going forward.
As pro-government forces prepare to re-write Venezuela’s constitution, the opposition faces an existential threat — and a desperate nation hangs in the balance.
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.
In Turkey, journalist Michael Petrou meets Abdolsalam Daif, a doctor who risks travel to Syria and whose anecdotes serve as a painful reminder of what families continue to experience there.
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.
While a decision on Indigenous participation at the United Nations General Assembly was postponed last week in Geneva, some groups in Canada point to a number of ways to move forward on the issue at home.
‘They’ll put on the Canadian pin, because it helps and creates less confusion.’ Three young public servants share their personal stories, views on diversity in government and thoughts on how to attract young Canadians into a similar line of work.
As a new counter-radicalization centre opens its doors, Steven Zhou argues there is a much more basic service still sorely needed when it comes to reaching vulnerable youth.
In Swingback: Getting Along in the World with Harper and Trudeau, Canadian 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.
For those who see summer vacation as a time to dive deep into topics of global importance, John Woodside gives his recommended reading list.
As countries prepare to meet in London for the Family Planning 2020 conference on July 11, Canada has a unique opportunity to remind the international community that promoting sexual and reproductive rights during humanitarian crises saves lives — just like clean water, shelter and food.
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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