In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, historian Timothy Snyder looked to the not-too-distant past to create a road map for averting tyranny in the future. He speaks with OpenCanada about the history lessons society often forgets.
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Twenty ways to resist tyranny

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In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, historian Timothy Snyder looked to the not-too-distant past to create a road map for averting tyranny in the future. He speaks with OpenCanada's Eva Salinas about the history lessons society often forgets.
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Sajjan Affair: Why a former soldier serving as defence minister is problematic

If the Canadian Armed Forces feel betrayed by Sajjan, it is because they wrongly thought the defence minister should be an ally. As Steve Saideman writes, he shouldn’t be.
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North Korea: Could we see nuclear war or is this serial brinksmanship?

North Korea has conducted its ninth reported failed missile test since Donald Trump took office. With tensions higher than ever on the Korean Peninsula, Ramesh Thakur looks at what role Canada and other Western allies can play in maintaining peace
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Hot Docs 2017: Ten global affairs documentaries to see

In case you missed it: The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival wraps up May 7 in Toronto. Here are our picks for foreign-affairs films you will want to see this year.

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Face-off in France

This Sunday, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off in the second round of France's presidential elections. For the New Yorker, Lauren Collins speaks with Le Pen backers, Macron supporters, and those who place themselves in the "ni-ni" camp — made up of a significant number of increasingly frustrated French voters for whom both options are unattractive. 

Killed for bones

In 23 countries in Africa, "the past decade has seen an increase in the number of documented killings and maimings of people with albinism, driven in part by a belief that their organs, bones and body parts can be sold on the black market," writes Azad Essa. This powerful Al Jazeera feature sheds light on this horrific phenomenon through interviews with victims, their families, and perpetrators. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Politics in the Pub: Refugee Movements

May 8, 2017, Victoria
Join Scott Watson, associate professor at the University of Victoria, and Charles Dumbrille, business risk management analyst, for this Politics in the Pub. (The CIC has multiple events Canada-wide, for a full listing this week and in future, visit thecic.org.)
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Populism and its Influence in the United States

May 11, 2017, Toronto
Experts weigh in at the University of Toronto on the role of populism in the United States and its influence on the rise of Donald Trump.
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The Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels in Canada

May 11, 2017, Waterloo
A public talk on divestment from fossil fuels by Jeff Rubin, CIGI senior fellow and former chief economist at CIBC World Markets.

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