Morneau’s suggestion to ‘do more with less’ is a wake up call that this government may not get how important aid is, especially to the lives of women and girls.  
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Canada’s miscalculation on aid

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Morneau’s suggestion to ‘do more with less’ is a wake up call that this government may not get how important aid is, especially to the lives of women and girls.  By Lauren Dobson-Hughes.
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Six deceptive arguments against a nuclear weapons ban

Should we still strive for a world without nuclear weapons, despite global security concerns? Absolutely, writes Cesar Jaramillo, as he debunks the justifications for not taking current negotiations seriously. 
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Canada’s 2017 Budget: Why nothing new isn’t all bad news

Another view on the budget from Aniket Bhushan, as he assesses its international elements, from the Arms Trade Treaty to commitments to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs.
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Meet Alexei Navalny, Russia's political underdog with bite

Navalny may not be able to beat Putin in next year's presidential election, but he is inspiring a new kind of thinking in Russia, writes Jeremy Kinsman.
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Putin plays Mr. Nice Guy at Russian Arctic forum

In the face of growing concerns about Russia’s recent demonstrations of military might in the Arctic, the Russian leader used a conference in Arkhangelsk as a platform to present a message of peace and cooperation. By John Thompson for our partners at Arctic Deeply.

BEST OF THE WEB

Bye-bye Britain

This week, European Council President Donald Tusk was handed a letter by Britain's permanent representative at the EU invoking Article 50 — meaning the official two-year countdown is on to negotiate Britain's exit from the union. What happens next? The divorce won't be easy and the to-do list is long, as Caroline Mortimer shows us in The Independent.

A dictator and his ruined nation

After almost 40 years of Robert Mugabe's rule, Zimbabwe is so strapped for cash it's selling off its elephants. With Mugabe now 93 years old, his reign is in its last days. What comes after the death of the dictator? What will change look like? Margaret Evans, Ellen Mauro and Richard Devey put this feature together for the CBC.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CIGI Media Panel: Reporting the Refugee Crisis

April 3, 2017, Ottawa
Policy Options Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Ditchburn moderates a discussion featuring CBC's Margaret Evans, The Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon, writer and producer Naheed Mustafa, OpenCanada contributor Michael Petrou, and the Toronto Star's Michelle Shephard.
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Saskatoon to London, to Tokyo, and Back: How to build an international career from YXE

April 5, 2017, Saskatoon
Alex Fallon, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority president and British Honorary Consul to Saskatchewan, will share how he built an international career.
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Canada’s Peacekeeping in the Middle East – How Viable is Peace in 2017?

April 6, 2017, Toronto
Talk with Major-General Denis Thompson, who has just returned from commanding the UN mission in charge of keeping the peace in Sinai.

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