Eight years after publishing its first cyber strategy, Canada has yet to develop a more comprehensive policy for guiding its cyber-related activities abroad. Paul Meyer looks to a recently released strategy in Australia for inspiration.
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In 2018, will Canada finally lay out its cyber foreign policy?

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Eight years after publishing its first cyber strategy, Canada has yet to develop a more comprehensive policy for guiding its cyber-related activities abroad. Paul Meyer looks to a recently released strategy in Australia for inspiration.
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Europe’s political centre struggles to address the right

Are some of Europe’s longstanding centrist parties compromising too much in the wake of a surge to the right? Adriano Marchese looks at recent changes in European politics and what lies ahead this year. 
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10 foreign policy events to watch out for in 2018

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How to build a better, bolder and braver world in 2018

In case you missed it: OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis speaks with CBC Massey lecturer Payam Akhavan on what is needed to guard against the ‘catastrophic toll’ of ignoring global injustices — from a strengthened ICC to more political risk-taking on crimes against the Rohingya people.

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