This week’s visit to Europe by Justin Trudeau provides an opportunity to raise the issue, but there’s even more Canada should be doing.


twitter facebook

Five steps to take if Canada is serious about peace in Syria

Justin Trudeau should take the opportunity on international visits, like the ones this week, to raise the issue, but there’s even more Canada should be doing, writes Bruce Mabley.
Stephane Dion

Dion’s dual appointment: Diplomatic mistake or a show of support for Europe?

Stéphane Dion’s ambassadorship to both the EU and Germany has received criticism from some commentators this month, but the appointment might be more strategic than first thought, argues Jonathan Scott. 
Nanjing Massacre

When it comes to the Nanjing Massacre, should Canada weigh in?

There are occasions when outsiders should recognize historical atrocities, says David Welch. But new Ontario legislation wrongly wades into East Asian identity politics. Here’s why.
EU flag

Europe on the Brink: Five questions with The Globe and Mail's Eric Reguly

The Globe's Eric Reguly sat down for a panel this week in Toronto on the crisis of European unity. In case you missed it, here he chats with OpenCanada's Eva Salinas about Dion's double appointment and what to expect from this year's European elections. 


The latest in smartphone revolutions

While much of the focus of Western media is on U.S. politics, Romania is seeing its largest protests since the 1989 fall of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. For Spiegel Online, Walter Mayr reports from Bucharest, where students and young people have been gathering to demonstrate against corrupt politicians and and show their support for the EU. 
The New Yorker

A disaster of biblical proportions

Iraq has a potentially even more catastrophic problem than the rise of ISIS: the country's biggest dam, located just upstream from Mosul, is failing. If it were to rupture — as experts warn it will — it would let loose "a wave as high as a hundred feet that would roll down the Tigris, swallowing everything in its path for more than a hundred miles," writes Dexter Filkins in The New Yorker.


CIC Logo - White Square

Politics @ the Pub: Canada in the Age of Trump

Feb. 20, 2017, Ottawa
A panel of experts will discuss the impact of the new Trump administration on Canada.
CIC Logo - White Square

Canada’s Contentious Maritime Boundaries: the West Coast and Arctic

Feb. 22, 2017, Victoria
A lecture by Robert Hage, formerly Director General of the Legal Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Canada’s representative to the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea.
CIC Logo - White Square

NATO Negotiations and Diplomacy Workshop

Feb. 23, 2017, Toronto
A workshop with former Canadian ambassador to the F.R. Yugoslavia and Macedonia Dennis Snider. 

View email in browser

Subscribe / Follow on Twitter / Like on Facebook is a publication of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.