Canada is likely already drafting its roadmap to earning a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-2022. Marta Canneri explains what still needs to be done before the election for the spot in 2020.  
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Canada is likely already drafting its roadmap to earning a seat on the UN Security Council for 2021-2022. Marta Canneri explains what still needs to be done before the election for the spot in 2020.  
Mosque vigil

Don’t take your eyes off right-wing extremists, Canada

With a surge in far-right movements, security agencies need to keep better tabs at home and coordinate at the international level, argues Steven Zhou.
CAF training

2018 Defence and Security Essay Competition: Calling all junior scholars!

We’re inviting junior scholars in Canada to submit a short essay explaining future defence and security challenges for Canada — what are they and how should they be tackled? Five finalists will be invited to join a new defence network for a few days in Waterloo before presenting their ideas at the Canadian Defence Association Institute’s Graduate Student Symposium in Kingston. Read the full details here.
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Canada’s future foreign policymakers 2018: Meet the millennials making a mark in international affairs

In case you missed it: Last week, we released our latest list of some of the most engaged and passionate young people involved in Canadian foreign policy. We also chatted with a handful on Twitter about their work in foreign affairs and advice for those wanting to get into the field. Read the highlights from the online discussion here

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Mexico's bridge-builder

Comparing Mexico's president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to Donald Trump or Hugo Chavez would be a mistake, writes Jon Lee Anderson in the New Yorker. His populism is built "not on a hatred of 'the other'... but rather on an intuitive faith that Mexicans can overcome their current reality... In the face of Trump’s proposed wall, López Obrador has proposed greater togetherness."

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For Haaretz, journalist Ravit Hecht speaks with Israel's former security adviser, Eran Etzion. His opinions, not always shared by the Israeli public, are both frank and eye-opening on the state of tensions and politics in the region: "Something dramatic is happening in Syria: For the first time, there is direct military friction between Israel and Iran. There is now a higher probability than ever before of deterioration into an open war." 

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