As ISIS goes underground, attention has turned to shattering its insurgent blueprint and, as Stefan Labbé reports, Jordan finds itself on the frontlines of de-radicalization.
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War of Ideas: Inside the fight to prevent an ISIS resurgence

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As ISIS goes underground, attention has turned to shattering its insurgent blueprint and, as Stefan Labbé reports, Jordan finds itself on the frontlines of de-radicalization.
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Mexico, still Canada’s NAFTA ally?

While striking a deal without Canada may have seemed like a callous decision for Mexico, there were several political and economic considerations that left the country in a bind, as David Agren writes. 
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A call for a ‘sane’ dismantling of the American empire

With a new book out, Chris Hedges speaks with OpenCanada's Eva Salinas about what decay looks like in the United States, why Trump is a ‘symptom and not the disease,’ and the importance of listening to others. 
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Canada and the World, Ep. 5: The NAFTA standoff

As Washington negotiations continue on NAFTA, what are the main sticking points for Canada and the US? This episode dives into what has been said publicly and behind the scenes. Host Bessma Momani is joined by Hugo Perezcano DíazPatricia Goff and Rachel Ziemba.

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Transatlanticism

Is the ideology that won the Cold War in crisis? In The GuardianMadeleine Schwartz unpacks the idea that the system put in place following the Second World War — the transatlantic relationship that props up the liberal international order — "worked well until Donald Trump came along and knocked it down as if he were laying the foundations for a new casino."

An interview with Freeland

Spiegel Online's Matthias Gebauer and Christoph Schult speak with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland about her relationship with her German counterpart, renegotiating NAFTA in the shadow of a trade war, Ontario premier Doug Ford, Canada's spat with Saudi Arabia, and more. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canadian Businesses, Privacy & Data Security In The Age Of CETA & The European Union’s Data Protection Law

Sept. 11, 2018, Toronto
A discussion with privacy and data security experts Paige Backman and John Daniele.
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Le Rôle De La Russie Au Moyen-Orient

Sept. 12, 2018, Ottawa
A talk on Russia's role in the Middle East with former Canadian diplomat Gilles Breton. 
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6 Degrees Toronto

Sept. 24, 2018, Toronto
Presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, this immersive annual three-day event brings thinkers, doers, executives, artists, politicians and civil society leaders together, this year to discuss the meaning of citizenship, citizen empowerment, and the use and value of technology.

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