As pockets of discontent flourish around the world and information is shared at a rapid pace, what is the role of think tanks today? OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis reports from the Global Think Tank Summit in Montreal.
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In an angry, tech-savvy world, where do think tanks fit in?

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As pockets of discontent flourish around the world and information is shared at a rapid pace, what is the role of think tanks today? OpenCanada’s Catherine Tsalikis reports from the Global Think Tank Summit in Montreal.
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In search of the 'I.F. Stones of today' — the torchbearers of independent journalism

Following the world premiere of All Governments Lie, director Fred Peabody and Rolling Stones' Matt Taibbi discuss I.F. Stone's legacy, and the importance of going your own way. By Krista Hessey.
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Colombia takes historic step toward peace

As Cesar Jaramillo explains, if a half-century armed conflict can end at a negotiating table — and not on the battlefield — perhaps a solution can yet be found to other seemingly intractable conflicts around the world.
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Trump’s reversal on NATO: Too little, too late?

Despite Donald Trump’s declaration of support for NATO on Monday, further tensions between the U.S. and alliance members are likely, writes Michael Petrou.
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North of 60: Shaping Canada’s Arctic Policy

A new book identifies the Arctic policy challenges facing the Canadian government. John Higginbotham, who co-edited the book, chats with Arctic Deeply's Hannah Hoag, saying he hopes the collection will boost discussion on the future of Canada’s agenda in the North.
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How the Marrakesh Treaty makes the Intellectual Property system more inclusive

Canada’s involvement with the new treaty, which comes into effect Friday, shows leadership in creating more inclusive copyright rules. By Bassem Awad.

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Rubicon to the rescue

For Outside, Kyle Dickman profiles Team Rubicon, an organization that rallies America's struggling war veterans around a new mission: disaster relief. Since its formation in 2010 in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, the organization has shaken up the aid industry with its off the cuff methods. Dickman accompanies teams on relief efforts as the organization aims to take on the Red Cross.

Innocent and jailed

In El Salvador, where gang members rape at will and three condoms cost more than lunch, abortion is outlawed and women bear the brunt of ruthless social and judicial retaliation. In Harper's Magazine, Rachel Nolan details cases of women who have been jailed after complications with their pregnancies in a country which is increasingly affected by the Zika virus. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CIC Vancouver: Reflections of a Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Advisor

Oct. 3, 2016, Vancouver
Roland Paris, recently Justin Trudeau’s senior advisor on global affairs and defence, on the realities of the foreign policy-making process in a Canadian context.
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The World is Watching: Foreign Policy & the US Presidential Election

Oct. 6, 2016, Waterloo
Former United States Ambassador to Finland, Derek Shearer, discusses the potential impact the U.S. presidential election may have on U.S. foreign policy. 
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CIC Nipissing District: “Terror and Endless War” – Reflections on the Global War on Terror

Oct. 6, 2016, Nipissing
Dr. John Duncan will reflect on the evolution of the war on terror in the years following 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan.

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