Inside the secretive world of North Korean labourers sent abroad to bring home hundreds of millions of dollars to finance the Kim regime. 
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The hands feeding Kim Jong-un

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Inside the secretive world of North Korean labourers sent abroad to bring home hundreds of millions of dollars to finance the Kim regime. Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay reports from Ulaanbaatar and Seoul. 
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Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund: Where do the donations go?

The federal government has matched the $12.5 million Canadians have given to organizations aiding Rohingya refugees. Here’s a breakdown of the services the fund supports. By David Lao
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NPR 2018: First nuclear report under Trump signals changes for US policy

The document, released Friday afternoon, expands the uses of nuclear weapons and emphasizes the resurgence of ‘great power competition,’ writes Christopher Cowan.

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Moscow's new centrality

Reporting from the Kremlin-sponsored "Syrian National Dialogue Congress" in Sochi, The Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon sees firsthand how "the era of everyone worrying what Washington thinks is over," at least when it comes to Syria. With the Trump administration seemingly uninterested in Middle East politics, Vladimir Putin is stepping up — for reasons that are far from altruistic.

'Precision' drone strikes

In September 2013, a pickup truck full of men, women and children was hit by a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan. Only Aisha, a four-year-old girl, survived. For The Intercept, May Jeong traces the knock-on effects of the attack on a group she concludes were likely innocent civilians. "Precision strikes are not as precise as they would have us believe," she writes. "Oftentimes, we don’t even know who we kill."

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Speed-Connecting With International Professionals

Feb. 7, 2018, Halifax
The CIC and the Halifax Partnership Connector Program will bring together youth and industry professionals to discuss ideas and tips for building an international career in Nova Scotia and abroad.
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Euro Area Reform: Why and How

Feb. 12, 2018, Waterloo
A daytime lecture on reconciling market discipline and risk sharing in the euro area, featuring CIGI Senior Fellow Beatrice Weder di Mauro.
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Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online

Feb. 20, 2018, Waterloo
Join Fen Osler Hampson and Eric Jardine as they discuss the main findings of their book, Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online.

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