This weekend's G7 summit in Italy will be one to watch, writes Domenico Lombardi, not for its new commitments but for the opportunity it provides to convince Donald Trump of the benefits of global governance.
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Will the G7's intimate setting offer space to build bridges with Trump?

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This weekend's G7 summit in Italy will be one to watch, writes CIGI's Domenico Lombardi, not for its new commitments but for the opportunity it will provide to convince Donald Trump of the benefits of global governance.
Yemen

Oxfam to G7: Step up response to unprecedented famine

On Canada and the G7’s watch, 30 million people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are facing life-threatening conditions. But just as political failure led to these crises, political leadership can resolve them, writes executive director Winnie Byanyima.
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In Brazil, a dramatic seven days

Allegations that President Michel Temer has condoned bribery have sent Brazil spiralling. Stephan Mothe on the day the news broke and what has happened since.
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Video: 150 years of Canadian foreign policy

In case you missed it: OpenCanada recently launched this video marking 150 years of Canadian foreign policy, from Canada's outsized contributions during World War I, which earned the country a greater say in international affairs, to the peacekeeping legacy of Lester Pearson, to more recent efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Written by Michael Petrou and animated by Santosh Isaac.

BEST OF THE WEB

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Obama's optimism

This Guardian read is an adaptation of a speech by former president Barack Obama, in which he strikes a hopeful note and is adamant that it's not too late to address the world's greatest challenges, like perpetual poverty and hunger and ever-rising temperatures. "I believe these are problems that were caused by man," Obama says, "and they can be solved by man."
The Star

Torture and abuse

Damning images and footage by photojournalist Ali Arkady, published in the Toronto Star, reveal the physical abuse, torture and murder perpetrated by the Iraqi soldiers that Canada and its coalition partners have "designated the good guys" in the battle against ISIS. A warning that this piece by Mitch Potter, Michelle Shephard and Bruce Campion-Smith contains disturbing content.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Protection of children within the security and peace agenda: Canadian leadership

May 29, 2017, Ottawa
Join UNICEF Canada for personal reflections and discussion on the issue of children and armed conflict with Harjit Sajjan and Roméo Dallaire.
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Inclusive Security – What it is and Why it Matters to Canada

May 29, 2017, Toronto
Join us for a talk with Jacqueline O’Neill on women’s inclusion in preventing and stopping war. 
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CIGI at the Canadian Economics Association Conference

June 2, 2017, Antigonish
Two CIGI research associates will speak at the 51st Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association at Nova Scotia's St. Francis Xavier University. 

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