With a new deal reached, Canada and the US face the challenge of repairing a bilateral relationship damaged by the unprecedented negotiations seen over the last year. 
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Life After NAFTA: Rebuilding the Canada-US relationship, now with USMCA

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With a new deal reached, Canada and the US face the challenge of repairing a bilateral relationship damaged by the unprecedented negotiations seen over the last year, writes Christopher Sands
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The Name Game: Out with NAFTA, in with the USMCA

After the late Sunday announcement that Canada, Mexico and the United States have reached a new trade deal, Kim Richard Nossal asks: Did it all come down to the name? 
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Why the Trans Mountain fight is over more than just a pipeline

As the government attempts to move forward with the expansion, the issue reveals a crisis around how the Canadian government does consultations, argues Tzeporah Berman.
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Are actions against the Venezuelan government really about oil?

In a new book, John Foster traces the underreported links between geopolitics, conflict and the global competition for oil. Here, he examines how these links — more so than a concern for human rights — may be behind Western sanctions on Venezuela.
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Canada and the World, Ep. 9: NAFTA 2.0: You-Smack-A (USMCA)

This episode of Canada and the World breaks down the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, part-by-part. Podcast host Bessma Momani is joined by Laura Dawson, Christopher Sands and Meredith Lilly.

BEST OF THE WEB

War in Cameroon

For VICE News, travelling across rivers and through rainforest hillsides, Aris Roussinos visits Cameroon’s breakaway Ambazonia region, where a war of independence is underway. There, he reports on the “ordinary cocoa farmers” who, in a country with a French-speaking central government, “are now willing to fight and die to preserve their English-language culture and institutions.”
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Blended photographs

This week, Maclean’s displays the work of photographer Peter Macdiarmid: “miniature time machines” that meld original photographs of Canadian involvement in World War One with newer images of how the same locations, in the UK, Belgium, France and Canada, look today. “The aftermath of the Great War becomes clear;” Maclean’s writes, “somehow, life went on, and the world was rebuilt.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The United States and the Middle East in the Age of Trump: Tweet and Retreat.

Oct. 9, 2018, Ottawa
Former US ambassador Daniel Kurtzer shares his views on American policy in the Middle East.
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Canada’s Interest In A Changing Arctic

Oct. 10, 2018, Victoria
A talk with Arctic expert Will Greaves, assistant professor of international relations at the University of Victoria.
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Cinema Series: "Human Flow"

Oct. 17, 2018, Waterloo
A screening of the 2017 documentary Human Flow, a film directed by activist and artist Ai Weiwei.

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