Following the recent NPT preparatory committee meeting in Geneva, Paul Meyer asks if member states are avoiding the most urgent questions around the fate of nuclear weapons.
In this essay, Marie Lamensch explores the ways Quebec and other regions within Canada pursue their own global agenda, undermining the myth of a unified national interest.
As the UN renews its mission in Western Sahara, Frank Elbers reports on the continued tension between local governments, natural resource companies and the Sahrawi people.
Cesar Jaramillo lays out the factors that might make or break a more sustainable peace in the Korean peninsula, from security assurances to human rights.
Last week, members of Trudeau’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council met for the first time to discuss ‘bold’ ideas. While the prime minister’s approach has been lauded by many feminist activists, others are calling for more measurable action, as Catherine Tsalikis reports from Ottawa.
This year marks a decade since the BRICS — once heralded as the biggest challenge to US global hegemony — first came together in the ashes of the economic crisis. But today, expectations have been tempered. Is the group still relevant?
While tensions with Russia continue to build, Western allies are under pressure to tighten ‘the financial screws’ against the country.
How to raise the bar and up the game of Canada’s foreign service? Daryl Copeland offers advice to ensure a more capable group of representatives abroad, and a higher functioning foreign ministry at home.
In the wake of last weekend's military action in Syria, Kyle Matthews warns that without prudent next steps, a more dangerous war pitting the US and its allies against Russia and Iran may be ahead.
António Guterres appears determined to rejuvenate the UN, but he has his work cut out for him. Javier Delgado Rivera takes stock of the UN chief’s tenure so far and the challenges ahead, from US disengagement to internal issues around sexual assault.
With Trudeau’s replacement for the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act (once called Bill C-51) closer to becoming law, Andrew Seal looks at the differences between the two, including surveillance tactics, review mechanisms and the no-fly list appeal process.
In a new book, Canada journalist Judi Rever details the brutal actions of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the RPF. In this essay for OpenCanada, she explains the need to uncover the story and asks: why has the world stayed so silent on the issue?
With a new role on the global stage, Canada’s former Conservative prime minister is filling a leadership gap between liberal centrists and the extreme right, argues Matthew Bondy.
Former Canadian ambassador to Russia Jeremy Kinsman calls for a new, robust roadmap for dealing with Putin and asks: which global leader is prepared to stick to it?
In late March 2019, Britain will reach the end of the Article 50 period and is scheduled to officially leave the European Union. Is that fate sealed? Matthew Goodwin looks at changing attitudes toward the EU, the Brexit process and the ongoing divisions in the UK.
Do grassroots concerns ever catch the ear of G7
members, in particular that of the host country? With meetings already underway
ahead of the Quebec summit, Celine Cooper looks at the behind-the-scenes efforts
to influence the group’s agenda.
Not only are this week’s expulsions a sign of extraordinary solidarity against Russia, but such coordination significantly weakens the Kremlin’s intelligence capabilities, as Stephanie Carvin explains.
OpenCanada speaks with Elizabeth Spehar, head of the UN’s peacekeeping force in Cyprus, about a ‘burgeoning sisterhood’ of women leaders, the importance of the Elsie Initiative and why more women are needed in peace operations.