We asked Canadian diplomats to name the most important changes or elements for Canada’s foreign policy going forward. With Liberal Justin Trudeau elected as Prime Minister on Oct. 19, this wish list is now in his hands.
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Seven foreign policy wishes for Canada’s new government

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We asked Canadian diplomats to name the most important changes or elements for Canada’s foreign policy going forward. With Liberal Justin Trudeau elected as Prime Minister on Oct. 19, this wish list is now in his hands.

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Mending a global giant: How to fix a 70-year-old United Nations

As the United Nations turns 70 on Oct. 24, we look at some of the more pressing areas in need of reform and increased support within the institution — from the refugee system and peacekeeping operations to how secretaries general and security council members are selected. This series rolls out over the next week. 
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Who will be Trudeau’s Foreign Minister?

With major global events just around the corner, here are 10 prime candidates to represent Canada abroad.

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Q&A: An extraordinary Malala

Director of An Inconvenient Truth, Davis Guggenheim, spent 18 months with Malala Yousafzai and her family.  His resulting new film tells the story of one ordinary girl who faced extraordinary choices. By Catherine Tsalikis.
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Boko Haram’s Evolution: How it got this far, and how to stop it

Addressing bad governance, corruption and under-development is more crucial than military counter-measures. By EJ Hogendoorn.
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The case for global environmental law

We may think more readily of crimes against humanity — this is the call to prosecute crimes against the planet. By Rupert Medd.

BEST OF THE WEB

Benghazi biopsy

This week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Benghazi committee — again. For Newsweek, Kurt Eichenwald chronicles the saga leading up to this hearing: “It is impossible to review what the Benghazi committee has done as anything other than taxpayer-funded political research of the opposing party’s leading candidate for president.”
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Showdown on Greece

The question on European finance ministers’ minds this past July was whether Greece would remain in the euro or be the first country to be kicked out. Over three days, they hashed out options and possibilities. Ian Traynor gives The Guardian readers a dramatic look at the "most heated debate ever held by those responsible for the European economy.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Paris Climate Talks: A Success Dressed Up Like a Failure?

Oct. 29, 2015, Waterloo
Featuring David Runnalls, distinguished fellow and formerly acting director of the Environment and Energy Program at CIGI.
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Geopolitics on Ice: Franklin Roosevelt, Global Security, and the Polar Regions

Oct. 29, 2015, Toronto
Featuring Dawn Berry of Cornell University. Part of the Graham Centre’s Arctic Speakers Series, under the auspices of the Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program.

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