With Donald Trump’s inauguration around the corner, let’s take stock of his election — remembering not to normalize his behaviour — and then get on with it, writes Jeremy Kinsman.
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As Trump enters the Oval Office, the world enters uncharted territory

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With Donald Trump’s inauguration around the corner, let’s take stock of his election — remembering not to normalize his behaviour — and then get on with it, writes Jeremy Kinsman.
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What does ‘America First’ mean for the Canada-U.S. bond over the Arctic?

Considering the strong finish in 2016 for North American Arctic relations, Canada’s challenge in the coming months will be to convince the Trump administration that a continued strong partnership is mutually beneficial, as John Higginbotham explains for Arctic Deeply.
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Trump’s Nuclear Weapon Policy: A loose cannon in the White House?

Following President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on U.S. nuclear capabilities over the holidays, 2017 begins with worrisome questions about his intentions. By Paul Meyer.
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10 events to watch for in 2017

In case you missed it, here are our top 10 events for globally minded Canadians to look out for in 2017, from a new chief diplomat at the UN to Britain’s invoking of Article 50.

BEST OF THE WEB

Beijing's "airpocalypse"

In Foreign Policy, James Palmer describes how the dangerous air conditions in Northern China that used to cause outrage are now, worryingly, seen as normal. This is a story the entire world will soon face, Palmer warns, with climate change on the rise: "We’ll mentally rescale, turning the once unacceptable into the merely bad." What does this mean for our response to disasters?

Profiting from refugees

In case you missed it over the holidays, this interactive feature from the Huffington Post's Highline unearths the unsettling economic side of the world's refugee crisis. "These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures," write Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, "who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering."

UPCOMING EVENTS

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New Challenges of Consular Affairs in an Increasingly Dangerous World

Jan. 18, 2017, Ottawa
CIC National Capital Branch presents a panel with foreign service veteran Rick Kohler, Amnesty International Canada's Alex Neve, and former Director General for Consular Service Gar Pardy. 
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Three Foreign Policy Challenges for a Trump Administration

Jan. 19, 2017, Vancouver
CIC Vancouver presents an evening panel at the Tap & Barrel’s TAPshack to discuss foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration.
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CIGI Cinema Series: "The Age of Consequences"

Jan. 18, 2017, Waterloo
Screening of Jared P. Scott's "The Age of Consequences," which takes a new twist on climate change.

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