The global economic cost of violence against women is US$ 1.5 trillion. Canada should take it just as seriously as NAFTA, yet, in the US, Trudeau remains mostly silent on the issue.
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Trump and the treatment of women: Why is Canada’s feminist prime minister silent?

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The global economic cost of violence against women is US$ 1.5 trillion. Canada should take it just as seriously as NAFTA, yet, in the US, Trudeau remains mostly silent on the issue. By Lauren Dobson-Hughes
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US migrant rights movement takes up new battle cry

As Leanne Tory-Murphy writes, nearly one year on since Donald Trump’s election, the immigrant rights movement in the US seeks new strategies to combat an increasing level of enforcement.
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NAFTA Talks: End of round four, end of high hopes for Canada-US relations

In case you missed it: The expectation that Justin Trudeau would re-establish a positive relationship with the White House officially fizzled last week. Jeremy Kinsman asks if Canada has been playing its cards right and how it might proceed in the final stages of renegotiations.

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'I knew I would die'

“I knew very well that bomb would kill me,” one girl told The New York TimesDionne Searcey. In a series of interviews with 18 girls who survived having bombs strapped to them by the terrorist group Boko Haram, Searcey finds these girls were often taken hostage and forcibly had bombs strapped to them. This breathtaking feature shatters the official narrative that suicide bombers are willing participants. 
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Dissecting inequality

The Economist explores the question of why there is a gulf between rich and poor regions, arguing that globalization has left regions outside of rich industrial clusters increasingly marginalized. As the argument goes, economists once thought inequalities would even out over time as rich areas invested in the untapped potential of poor areas, though as globalization kicked into hyperdrive this idea collapsed. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NATO And The European Union – Current Challenges And Future Prospects

Oct. 30, 2017, Victoria
Featuring Vice-Admiral Bob Davidson and Vladimir Prebilič.
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New Zealand: National Security And International Partnerships

Oct. 31, 2017, Winnipeg
Featuring William Hoverd, a former DFAIT Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa.
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Canadian Council on International Law Annual Conference

Nov. 3, 2017, Ottawa
The International Law Research Program (ILRP) of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is delivering a plenary session that reflects on Canada’s past successes and failures in international law.

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