After a confusing week at the APEC Summit, Hugh Stephens breaks down Canada’s strategic ‘Da Nang Moment’ and what’s next for the revised Trans Pacific Partnership. 
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WEEKLY DISPATCH

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Why Canada dug in its heels over the TPP11 in Vietnam

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After a confusing week at the APEC Summit, Hugh Stephens breaks down Canada’s strategic ‘Da Nang Moment’ and what’s next for the revised Trans Pacific Partnership. 
Peacekeeping

The changing nature of UN peace operations

Discussions in Vancouver this week were part of a broader effort to make peacekeeping missions more effective, write Clark Soriano and Rhonda Gossen. Here's how that can be done.
Victoria

The common thread to many global challenges? Inclusion — or, rather, lack thereof

The inaugural Victoria Forum, which runs November 17 to 19, promotes diversity and inclusion, and debates the challenges ahead for the global community. Here's what to expect there this weekend. 
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Life in the digital shadow of the Syrian war

This week, OpenCanada took home gold for best investigative article at the 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards for Naheed Mustafa's reporting on the digital connections that put refugees, activists and humanitarians at risk. Read her award-winning feature here. 

BEST OF THE WEB

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Civilian deaths

In this stunning investigation by the New York Times, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal uncover a disturbing pattern of civilian casualties in the war against ISIS. After 18 months of investigation, and having visited 150 sites across northern Iraq, they found that one in five airstrikes resulted in a civilian death, at “a rate more than 31 times that acknowledged by the coalition.” 
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A flawed model

The neoliberal model of more markets and less governments has become an ideology that fundamentally goes against the field of economics, argues Dani Rodrik for The Guardian. He takes the reader on a deep dive through the history and significance of the economic movement, before concluding “the fatal flaw...is that it does not even get the economics right. It must be rejected on its own terms for the simple reason that it is bad economics.” 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Victoria Forum

Nov. 17, 2017, Victoria
Prominent Canadian and international visionaries, activists, cultural icons, influencers, and politicians will gather in Victoria, British Columbia, November 17-19 to discuss Canada’s successes and challenges in the area of diversity and inclusion in the 21st century. 
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Lessons from the Cuban missile crisis in the era of Trump

Nov. 23, 2017, Waterloo
James Blight and Janet Lang, two of the world’s foremost scholars of the Cuban missile crisis, will discuss how the reality of October 1962 can inform our evaluation of Donald Trump’s barrage of nuclear threats. 
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A Public Dialogue on Canada's Presidency of the G7

Dec. 7, 2017, Toronto
Join us for a chance to share your thoughts, suggestions and questions with Canada’s G7 Sherpa.

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