A new full-time voice for Canada’s diplomatic corps

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February 14, 2019

In a pilot project, the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers is getting a full-time president. OpenCanada spoke with Pamela Isfeld, the longtime Canadian diplomat who has taken on the role, about her to-do list, the ‘Havana Syndrome’ crisis, and more.


In Spain, a new right wing

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February 5, 2019

Spain’s Vox party has risen in popularity in just a few months not only by tapping into fears over newcomers but by focusing on the issue of national unity. Its rise is a reminder of how quickly political winds can change.


The end of Britain as we know it?

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January 30, 2019

Internal divisions are tearing both the US and the UK apart. But while the US will likely swing back to its moderate ways once Trump is gone, the UK will be forever changed post-Brexit, writes Jeremy Kinsman.