Many will be watching Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s economic approach, including Jonathan Heath, the Mexican of Canadian descent slated for the central bank. David Agren spoke to him in Mexico City.
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With a new, populist president, Mexico tests ‘business as usual’

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Many will be watching Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s economic approach, including Jonathan Heath, the Mexican of Canadian descent slated for the central bank. David Agren spoke to him in Mexico City.
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G7 Host to G20 Participant: What can Canada offer the 2018 summit in Buenos Aires?

As Andrew Liu writes, ahead of next week’s summit, the two countries share an aligned vision on soil conservation, green bonds and infrastructure development.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 16: How Canadians can ‘go global’

Podcast host Bessma Momani chats with former diplomats and international development experts — Deborah Lyons, Margaret Biggs, Guillermo Rishchynski and Arjan de Haan — on the impact Canadians can and are already having in the world, as well as the value of international experience for Canadians and Canada.

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Russian interference

Canada is less than a year away from its federal election, but does the government have a strategy for guarding against interference from abroad? The stakes are high, as Justin Ling writes in The Walrus: “The question of whether Russia can successfully rig an election is, really, beside the point. The real worry is how an unfriendly foreign government can distort or skew our society.”

After ISIS

The town of Sinjar, in Iraq, was liberated from the Islamic State three years ago, but, as Sam Mednick reports for Foreign Policy, ISIS’s defeat has created a power vacuum. As militias move in, the town’s Yazidi minority is left at their mercy, sheltering on the side of a mountain range, “preferring to brace for another cold winter in tattered tents than return to their homes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is The Two State Solution Dead?

Nov. 28, 2018, Victoria
A Politics In The Pub event featuring Jon Allen and Dr. Martin Bunton.
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Cinema Series: “What is Democracy?”

Nov. 28, 2018, Waterloo
A showing of director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical film, “What is Democracy?”
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The Future Of NATO

Nov. 29, 2018, Toronto
A talk with former NATO ambassador David Wright.

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