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Canada’s future foreign policymakers 2018: Meet the millennials making a mark in international affairs

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For the third year in a row, we’re featuring some of the most engaged and passionate young people involved in Canadian foreign policy. Check out this year's edition of Canada's Future Foreign Policymakers for a look at what goes on behind the scenes and advice on how to land a job in international affairs.
Canada's next generation

How Canada’s unique makeup can pack a punch globally

Canada has prioritized an inclusive economic growth agenda at home and abroad. As Lamia Naji writes, if it leverages the next generation of political, social and tech leaders properly, it can make that happen. 
Mexico election

Is this Mexico's next president?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador may take Mexico’s July 1 election — he has polled far ahead of his competitors for months. David Agren reports on what the left-wing, populist candidate stands for and what’s in store for the country.
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Better Late Than Never: An updated cyber security strategy for Canada

Canada released a new national cyber security strategy this month, but it pales in comparison to those produced by the UK and Australia, argues Paul Meyer.
Venezuela Cuba

Cuba, sí, Venezuela, no? A double standard in foreign policy

Both Latin American states repress their citizens and have little regard for human rights, so why have they received such different treatment from Canada and others? By Yvon Grenier.

BEST OF THE WEB

Walk or die

In the Sahara desert, writes Lori Hinnant of the Associated Press, Algeria has "abandoned more than 13,000 people in the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, stranding them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius." Hinnant and her colleagues interview nearly two dozen survivors, all with harrowing stories to tell. 

Mission in Mali

This week, a small advance team for Canada's upcoming United Nations peacekeeping mission arrived in Bamako, Mali. Accompanying it was the CBC's Adrienne Arsenault. She spoke with experts on the ground who were blunt about what Canadian troops should expect: "Yes, it is one of the UN's most deadly missions. Yes, 170 peacekeepers have already been killed. And yes...peacekeepers are being targeted for attack." 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Twitter Chat: Pursuing a career in foreign policy

July 4, 2018, Online
Looking to land your dream job in international affairs? OpenCanada's annual round-up of young Canadians working on government foreign policy files is now online, and some of those featured this year join us July 4 at 12pmET on Twitter to share their career tips and insights. Follow OpenCanada to take part in the conversation.
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Resolution Of Longstanding Disputes And Humanitarian Law — A Perspective From South Asia

July 5, 2018, Toronto
A talk by the president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan.

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