Despite the deadly October 14 attack, the end of Somalia’s long war is in sight. As Aisha Ahmad writes, now more than ever the international community should support the country. 
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Somalia’s Resurgence: Mogadishu attack masks rising tide of Somali unity

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Despite the deadly October 14 attack, the end of Somalia’s long war is in sight. As Aisha Ahmad writes, now more than ever the international community should support the country. 
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NAFTA Talks: End of round four, end of high hopes for Canada-US relations

The expectation that Justin Trudeau would re-establish a positive relationship with the White House officially fizzled this week. Jeremy Kinsman asks if Canada has been playing its cards right and how it might proceed.
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Why the US' UNESCO withdrawal is a slight to freedom of the press

While the UN agency is best known for protecting World Heritage sites, it also promotes freedom of expression. Stephanie MacLellan looks at what the US withdrawal means for those efforts.
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Will ICAN’s Nobel prize impact Canada’s position on nuclear disarmament?

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — a signal that much of the world demands renewed efforts toward nuclear abolition. Is Canada listening? By Cesar Jaramillo.
Trump Iran

Trump’s Iran Game: More proof US foreign policy in disrepair

Trump’s decision to decertify Iran won’t end the nuclear deal, but it might make other states think twice about the US’ ability to stay the course, writes Liam Hunt

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State of policing

For Buzzfeed, Megha Rajagopalan looks at the draconian surveillance being used by China against the Uyghur minority – a Muslim ethnic group in the country’s far west. She details how police actively monitor phone calls and internet traffic, along with other tools, to heavy handedly repress the Uyghur population. It’s a frightening look inside an unfolding dystopian reality.

Missing intelligence

In 2006, Halit Yozgat, the son of Turkish immigrants, was murdered in an internet cafe in Germany. A neo-nazi group took credit for it, but a major question hangs over the entire case — a German intelligence officer named Andreas Temme was in the cafe at the time of the murder yet claimed he didn’t hear or see anything. For The Intercept, Robert Mackey and Robert Trafford revisit the case. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Back to the Future: Can The Franco-German Motor Revive Europe After The Elections Of 2017?

Oct. 24, 2017, Victoria
A talk by Daniel Schulz,  a research associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence, Italy.
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Gender Equality in the Canadian Armed Forces

Oct. 25, 2017, Waterloo
The Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Centre for International Governance Innovation are pleased to host a discussion with experts from the Canadian Armed Forces on Gender Equality in the Canadian military. 
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Resolving the Venezuelan crisis

Oct. 26, 2017, Toronto
To mark the meeting of foreign ministers from 12 countries across the Americas who are coming together to address the situation in Venezuela, Global Affairs Canada – together with the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Council for the Americas – will host a discussion with government leaders and experts on the crisis in Venezuela.

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