Canada's former High Commissioner to the UK, Jeremy Kinsman, on the many lessons that should be taken from Thursday’s results: ‘Division of societies won't work any more.’
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Gambled and lost: Hope wins over fear in UK election

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Canada's former High Commissioner to the UK, Jeremy Kinsman, on the many lessons that should be taken from Thursday’s results: ‘Division of societies won't work any more.’
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Freeland’s foreign policy speech: Short on specifics but strong on principles

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland used a major foreign policy speech this week to underscore Canada's deep commitment to the international order and to outline its priorities, from global trade to feminism. A round-up of analysis from Stephanie Carvin, David Welch, Lloyd Axworthy and Bruce Heyman. By Catherine Tsalikis.
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Canada's new defence policy: Don’t expect greater capacity, just a more efficient military

After a long consultation process, the Canadian Defence Policy Review arrived Wednesday. Steve Saideman asks: Will the $62 billion pledged be enough to cover the new initiatives Harjit Sajjan is pitching?  
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Why Canada needs to pursue a global agenda, despite Trump

"One day, a different U.S. president may embrace this vision," writes Roland Paris. "For as long as Trump remains in office, however, America’s traditional partners will need to work together."

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Lost cities

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, Hisham Melhem argues in Foreign Policy that the places that once fostered intellectualism in the Middle East are now nearly gone: "Cairo has lost its greatness, Baghdad is on its way to becoming almost exclusively a provincial Shiite capital, Aleppo was sacked for the first time in 600 years, and Damascus is a city in fear."

Love for a leader

For Buzzfeed, Albert Samaha travelled home to the Philippines to understand how and why so many people have rallied around its violent and dangerous president, Rodrigo Duterte. Since his election, Duterte has been responsible for thousands of deaths and yet maintains popular support. Samaha paints a complex picture of a country caught struggling to forge a righteous path forward. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tackling the Global Tobacco Epidemic With Research Evidence

June 13, 2017, Waterloo
This lecture will present findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project.
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Charting the Future: Global Knowledge Assets and the IGC

June 14, 2017, Geneva
A lunchtime side event at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.
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CIC Victoria: Summer Reception

June 26, 2017, Victoria
Join CIC Victoria for its summer reception.

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