Andrew Scheer has laid out a reasonable approach to foreign policy, argues Jen Gerson, but when it comes to US relations, China and climate change, Conservatives must prepare for uncertain times ahead.
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The Conservative state of foreign affairs

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Andrew Scheer has laid out a reasonable approach to foreign policy, argues Jen Gerson, but when it comes to US relations, China and climate change, Conservatives must prepare for uncertain times ahead.
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Summer Reads 2019: Ten books for the globally minded vacationer

Jessica Rose compiles a wide range for this year’s summer holiday reading guide, from short stories set in Iran to a deep dive into global food production.
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The G20 can keep a candle lit for global cooperation

American belligerence is perhaps the biggest argument in favour of ensuring the G20 remains relevant, writes Kevin Carmichael. In Osaka, there were hints about how that might be achieved.
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Why the Trump-Xi pact won’t end trade tension

During a much-anticipated meeting at the G20 summit in Osaka, the leaders of the US and China agreed to resume negotiations, but immensely complicated issues remain unsolved. By Paul Blustein.
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Why violence against female journalists must end

With a global conference for media freedom being held in London next week, Caroline Feldner explains the threats against female journalists and the possible solutions.

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Canadian relations

In The Globe and Mail, Doug Saunders has a deep dive into Canada’s foreign policy — what it has looked like under Justin Trudeau, and where it needs to go in the future. Whoever forms the next government “must thoroughly rethink the notion of Canada as a middle-sized country that depends on trusted allies and reliable trade partners and an outsized role in the old international organizations. All of those certainties have vanished.”

US-Iran tensions

Tehran announced this week it had exceeded limits set under the 2015 nuclear deal, and tensions between the US and Iran are high. In The Washington Post, Karen DeYoung, Erin Cunningham and Souad Mekhennet share stories based on dozens of interviews with Iranians of various walks of life, laying out how the sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump are affecting those inside Iran.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Journalism About Terrorism

July 11, 2019, Waterloo
Stewart Bell, Global News investigative journalist, will provide insights and anecdotes from his long career and many years experience reporting on national security.
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Agents of Change

July 22, 2019, Vancouver
A conversation between former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono.
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CIC Toronto’s 13th Annual Mid-Summer Networking Reception

July 24, 2019, Toronto
The Japanese consul-general to Toronto, Takako Ito, will speak about the outcome of the G20 summit held in Osaka in June.

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