With two former prime ministers back in action and the Five Star Movement still attracting voters, Italians will likely be facing another coalition government after the March 4 vote. 
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Italians head to the polls with election on knife-edge

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With two former prime ministers back in action and the Five Star Movement still attracting voters, Italians will likely be facing another coalition government after the March 4 vote, Sara Perria reports.
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Did Budget 2018 deliver the funds Canada needs to lead? Nice try, but no

Aniket Bhushan looks at what it would take to position Canada as a leader on the global stage, especially with regards to development funding, and how the budget measured up.
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Elections in Egypt: Another setback for democracy

It looks likely that President Sisi will win a second term in March. Leading up to the election, François LaRochelle looks at the domestic challenges currently facing Egypt and the country’s changing role within the region.

BEST OF THE WEB

Revisiting Malta

When he was a teenager, Matthew Engel's family spent all their holidays in Malta. But returning 40 years after his last visit, he finds the smallest country in the European Union is going through extraordinary times. While the economy is booming, he writes in the New Statesman, stories of corruption and assassination are filling the papers. Is Malta headed for the EU's naughty list? 

China's Muslim gulag

In China's autonomous Xinjiang region, which has seen sporadic violence since 2009, the Communist Party has created an "unprecedented network of re-education camps" that are "essentially ethnic gulags." While returning home for a summer break from his studies in the US, Iman, a young Uighur man, discovers the true nature of these training centres, and tells his story to Foreign Policy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CIGI Cinema Series: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power"

March 6, 2018, Waterloo
CIGI presents a showing of Al Gore's compelling follow-up to the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth.
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Live chat: What is feminist foreign policy?

March 7, 2018, Online event
Join the OpenCanada editorial team on Twitter Wednesday, March 7, at 12 pm ET for a discussion on feminist foreign policy and leadership, featuring government consultant and activist Lauren Dobson-Hughes and journalists Alice Driver and Karen K. Ho. Follow OpenCanada on Twitter or send questions and comments using #FeministFP.
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Celebrating Women of Influence in Tech

March 8, 2018, Waterloo
Join CIGI for a panel discussion on how local women are shaping the future — and how we can all continue to support the kind of positive change we want to see in the world.
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Women Leaders in Diplomacy

March 9, 2018, Ottawa
In recognition of International Women's Day, the United Nations Association in Canada will convene high-level diplomats from the G7 countries to showcase successful strategies for women in leadership. 

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