While the U.S. took over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada last year, it also created an Arctic Executive Steering Committee. Arctic Deeply speaks to AESC executive director Mark Brzezinski about U.S. priorities in the region.
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The repositioning of the United States as an Arctic leader

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While the U.S. took over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada last year, it also created an Arctic Executive Steering Committee. Arctic Deeply's Hannah Hoag speaks to AESC executive director Mark Brzezinski about U.S. priorities in the region.
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Should Canada’s exclusion from anti-ISIS meeting be worrisome?

Canada’s contribution to the anti-ISIS campaign was always going to be small, so is being left out a sign of strained relations with the U.S.? By Steve Saideman.
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The necessity of war reporting: An interview with C.J. Chivers

OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis speaks with the renowned New York Times correspondent ahead of his visit to Canada earlier this week: “When I’m on an assignment, I try and do description, not prescription.”    
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Missing from Trudeau agenda? A North American summit

As Jennifer Jeffs explains, if the Canadian government is pushing for renewed trilateralism, a leaders' summit should follow the state dinner in Washington in early March.
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Inequality Explained: The hidden gaps in Canada’s education system

While Canada’s education system ranks high among OECD countries, socioeconomic inequality factors in at all levels. This is why it matters.
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Inequality Explained: Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect Canada’s food sovereignty?

Nine questions Canadians should be asking about the TPP's potential impact.
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The Politics of Inequality

From lessons from South Africa's Marikana massacre to ways to connect inequality and climate change, we add six helpful explainers to round-out this comprehensive series, produced in partnership with the Lind Initiative at UBC's Liu Institute for Global Issues.

BEST OF THE WEB

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In Litvinenko's own words

This week, a British inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko found that his murder from polonium poisoning was 'probably' ordered by Vladimir Putin. From his deathbed in 2006, Litvinenko had already come to the same conclusion, as recounted by Luke Harding for The Guardian

Farmers on Facebook in Myanmar

Craig Mod spent six weeks interviewing farmers in a country that finds itself in the midst of an Internet revolution. His refreshing and honest account of the interviewing process tells a story of smartphone use that's very different to what we're used to in the West. For The Atlantic.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CIC Vancouver: Canada and Asia Pacific Security: Are We Back in the Game?

Jan. 25, 2016, Vancouver
 Law Courts Luncheon with Dr. James Boutilier.
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CIC Victoria: Politics in the Pub

Jan. 25, 2016, Victoria
Pub night featuring speakers Oliver Schmidtke, Ron Crelinsten and David Lau.
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Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada

Feb. 2, 2016, Waterloo
Presentation by CIGI Senior Fellow Keith Hipel, followed by a panel discussion. 

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