UK Prime Minister Theresa May has asserted that "there will be no second referendum” following Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23. But what if the European model changes in the meantime? As veteran diplomat Jeremy Kinsman writes, in a follow up to his open letter to David Cameron, when nothing is clear, anything may be possible. 
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Life After Brexit: Is anything now possible?

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has asserted that "there will be no second referendum” following Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23. But what if the European model changes in the meantime? As veteran diplomat Jeremy Kinsman writes, in a follow up to his open letter to David Cameron, when nothing is clear, anything may be possible. 
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Was Brazil’s impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in fact a coup?

The Brazilian Senate set a dangerous precedent last week when it impeached its president, argues Stephan Mothe. Was the evidence for the decision just pretext for a political move?
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Despite calls for action, G20 yields little more than talk

The Hangzhou summit presented G20 leaders with the chance to reassure citizens that they are on top of the world’s pressing challenges, but this was an opportunity they failed to grasp. By Thomas Bernes.
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Harnessing youth power in the quest for better Canada-China relations

In addition to the high-level dialogue that took place during Justin Trudeau’s official visit to China, informal strategies, especially those around youth engagement, are needed when it comes to building a bridge across continents, argues Lynette Ong.
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A disastrous Trump visit

As Luis Horacio Najera writes, the backlash from Enrique Peña Nieto’s invitation to Donald Trump serves as a lesson for all of North America.
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TIFF 2016: Foreign affairs films coming to Toronto

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday evening. In case you missed our recent round-up, OpenCanada's Krista Hessey lists 12 films on foreign affairs to keep an eye on.

BEST OF THE WEB

Snowden's angels

How did Edward Snowden stay under the radar during the two weeks between his NSA revelations from a Hong Kong hotel and his escape to Moscow? Handelsblatt's Sönke Iwersen tells the story of the Canadian human rights lawyer who took on Snowden's case and the refugees who didn't hesitate to give him shelter in the city's slums amid an international manhunt. 
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Assange and Russia

This New York Times investigation by Jo BeckerSteven Erlanger and Eric Schmitt examines the activities of WikiLeaks during founder Julian Assange's years holed up in London's Ecuadorean embassy, and comes to the conclusion that "WikiLeaks’ document releases, along with many of Mr. Assange’s statements, have often benefited Russia, at the expense of the West." 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications

Sept. 13, 2016, Ottawa
Nigel Inkster will discuss the evolution of China’s cyber power.
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CIGI Cinema Series: "Deep Web"

Sept. 14, 2016, Waterloo
Screening of Deep Web, which gives the inside story of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused of being the creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.

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