With more than 30 killed on Tuesday, former EU-based diplomat Jeremy Kinsman reflects on the complex make-up of communities now in the spotlight and the difficult task of preventing this kind of violence.
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WEEKLY DISPATCH

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Why the Brussels attacks run deeper than the war with ISIS

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With more than 30 killed on Tuesday, former EU-based diplomat Jeremy Kinsman reflects on the complex make-up of communities now in the spotlight and the difficult task of preventing this kind of violence.
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What the Karadžić verdict means for international law and the Bosnian conflict

The sentencing of Radovan Karadžić to 40 years in prison this week proves that even the highest-ranking officials are not immune from prosecution, writes Srdjan Vucetic.
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Enough is enough. Let's call this what it is — genocide

If the Brussels attacks are shocking, other ISIS crimes should incite an even bigger reaction, including real talk in Canada's House of Commons, argue Kyle Matthews and Riley Healey.
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Four things to know about Obama’s historic visit to Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama travelled to Havana this week, laying to rest Cold War tensions and ushering in a new phase of relations with Latin America. Here are key takeaways, by Krista Hessey.
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Imagining Madam President

If she takes the U.S. presidency, Sylvia Bashevkin writes, Hillary Clinton may continue to advocate for women’s rights, but her greatest impact on gender equality may be her election itself.
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Re-thinking sovereignty and security in the Arctic

In rapidly-changing Arctic societies, security can no longer be exclusively about military threats, and sovereignty cannot fixate solely on the rights of states. From our partners at Arctic Deeply.
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10 things we learned from the 2016 ISA conference in Atlanta

Missed the International Studies Association annual conference last week? Or, were you too busy with panels to take it all in? The OpenCanada team has you covered.

BEST OF THE WEB

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Inside a Colombian rebel camp

The deadline for a peace deal between the government of Colombia and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was this week, though the two sides remain at odds on how to end a 50-year conflict. In this piece for The New York Times, Nicholas Casey spends time with guerilla fighters in their jungle enclave, as they contemplate life after war.

How Cubans are getting the Internet

Despite a notorious lack of easy access to the Internet, Cubans are getting online in increasing numbers. In a country where smartphones and iPads are becoming more and more popular, how are citizens plugging in? Black markets and secret thumb drives, for starters, as William Fenton writes for PCMag.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Urban Terrorism, Violent Extremism and the Internet: Shaping Canada’s Response

March 29, 2016, Ottawa
Panel discussion with Misha Glenny, Dr. Robert Muggah and Shauna Coxon, moderated by Rafal Rohozinski.
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Webcast: Kingdom Come or Kingdom Gone? Saudi Arabia and the Future of the Middle East

March 30, 2016, Waterloo
Lecture by Bruce Riedel of The Brookings Institution.
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Book Launch: "The Call of the World: A Political Memoir"

April 5, 2016, Toronto
Book launch of "The Call of the World: A Political Memoir," featuring Bill Graham in conversation with Mayo Moran. 

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