Even before its recent invasion of Northeast Syria, Turkey was attempting to force Syrians home. Gareth Chantler looks at how such efforts fit into international refugee law.
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Can Turkey force Syrians home?

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Even before its recent invasion of Northeast Syria, Turkey was attempting to force Syrians home. Gareth Chantler looks at how such efforts fit into international refugee law.
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What Haiti taught me about good-intentioned policies and their colonial power structures

In the wake of the UN's response to sexual abuse in Haiti, Chantel Cole visited the country with a team of Canadian researchers. She explains what she learned there about the importance of local actors having a seat at the policymaking table.
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Five questions with… foreign correspondent Robert Fisk

Longtime Beirut-based reporter Robert Fisk, now the subject of a new Canadian documentary, reflects on his career in the field and the stories that are being missed in the region.
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Chile — from neoliberal to social policy experiment?

In Case You Missed It: After several weeks of unrest, Chile, long seen as Latin America’s ‘economic miracle,’ is quickly becoming ground zero for social policy reform. Is change possible? A report by OpenCanada's Eva Salinas.

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Farce in Xinjiang

China’s Xinjiang region is frequently under a spotlight for the mistreatment of its Uighur population. In response, reports The Globe and Mail’s Nathan VanderKlippe, authorities are going to great lengths to deceive visitors, staging “intricately managed scenes filled with pedestrians, street vendors and drivers played by people – police officers, teachers, retirees – who have been screened by the authorities and assigned roles.”

The last East German

This weekend marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In Politico, Matthew Karnitschnig has a lively interview exchange with Egon Krenz, the last leader of the German Democratic Republic, who was in power for only two months. As Karnitschnig writes, Krenz sees his continued allegiance to the ideals of East Germany as a sign of “character,” not delusion.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Letters in a Time of War

Nov. 10, 2019, Ottawa
From the trenches to the homefront, this poignant event features readings of letters written by Canadian soldiers, accompanied by live historical music.

Canada-China Relations Forum

Nov. 18, 2019, Vancouver
A conversation with experts on how Canada should navigate the increasingly complex Canada-US-China relationship.
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Ending the Cycle: Leveraging Tech, Data and Governance to Combat Human Trafficking

Nov. 27, 2019, Waterloo
A panel of experts explore the diverse challenges of tackling human trafficking, at this special Communitech Data Hub Session, in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

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