Much has changed since terrorism was first defined within Canada’s Criminal Code. But, as Amarnath Amarasingam and Stephanie Carvin ask, what would it mean for the term to be broadened?
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Defining Terrorism: Is it time for a change?

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Much has changed since terrorism was first defined within Canada’s Criminal Code. But, as Amarnath Amarasingam and Stephanie Carvin ask, what would it mean for the term to be broadened?
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Sleepwalking towards the 2020 review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Following the recent NPT preparatory committee meeting in Geneva, Paul Meyer asks if member states are avoiding the most urgent questions around the fate of nuclear weapons.  
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Is there such thing as a singular Canadian foreign policy?

In this essay, Marie Lamensch explores the ways Quebec and other regions within Canada pursue their own global agenda, undermining the myth of a unified national interest.

BEST OF THE WEB

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Trans-Atlantic tension

The split between Donald Trump and his European allies around efforts to preserve the Iran deal was on full display this week. As The New York TimesSteven Erlanger reports, there are signs that patience is wearing thin when it comes to tumultuous American foreign policymaking. Asks one former French ambassador: “How do we make it work with a US leadership that doesn't want to play the role of leader?"

Lebanon's election

This week, Hezbollah declared victory in Lebanon's first parliamentary election since 2009. In this Atlantic piece, David Kenner delves into what's behind the Iran-backed militant Shia group's success. "There are pressures in certain ways, people rely on various parties for their livelihood," explains one former mayor. "So we have this statelet within a state, but in fact the statelet is much stronger than the state."

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Our Data-Driven Future

May 15, 2018, Waterloo
A talk with Susan Aaronson, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and expert in digital trade.
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North Korea: The Nuclear Question And Beyond

May 17, 2018, Victoria
Join CIC Victoria for a 'Politics in the Pub' event with Dr. Stephan Haggard and Dr. James Boutilier.
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Hacking Public Opinion — How Technology Is Challenging Society And Democracy

May 18, 2018, Ottawa
A Coffee Talk series event featuring Samantha Bradshaw, CIC senior fellow.

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