The world has changed since the Liberals were last in power. As a result, Trudeau needs to re-imagine a liberal internationalist agenda for Canada.
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Towards a new Liberal foreign policy (Part 1/n: Ideology)

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The world has changed since the Liberals were last in power. As a result, Trudeau needs to re-imagine a liberal internationalist agenda for Canada. By Taylor Owen
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Showdown over war crimes: MSF versus the United States

Why identifying a war crime might be easier than finding justice, especially when the U.S. is involved. By Josh Scheinert.
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What’s left out of the ‘gender in the workplace’ debate: the race factor

Advice for women of colour to ‘lean in’ falls flat when being strong and black is still viewed as a threat, argues Ijeoma Oluo.
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Elusive Pursuits: Lessons from Canada’s interventions abroad

An excerpt from this year’s edition of Canada Among Nations, which launches this week.
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How ‘refugee’ became a bad word and how to reclaim it

The international refugee system, under the leadership of the UNHCR, is in crisis. As Yazan al-Saadi writes, it’s time for either a drastic restructuring or alternative where refugees are part of policymaking.

BEST OF THE WEB

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Defining Sara Khan

Depending on who you speak to, Sara Khan is either an activist working to keep young Muslim women safe from radicalization or a stooge for a British government going too far in its anti-extremism strategy. Alex Preston’s profile in The Guardian highlights how Khan must walk the thin line between the protection of those she is trying to help and their alienation.

Dreaming of old Mecca

Since the 1980s, more than 95 percent of Mecca’s historical sites have been demolished. For Al Jazeera, Basma Atassi tells the story of an impassioned Saudi architect who, in a time of unprecedented construction, is determined to save some of the ‘old Mecca’ of his childhood from bulldozers and dynamite.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canada Among Nations Book Launch

Nov. 2, 2015, Toronto
A panel discussion and book launch for the 2015 edition entitled Elusive Pursuits: Lessons From Canada's Interventions Abroad
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The Nixon Doctrine and the Conservative Function of Reform, 1969-1970

Nov. 5, 2015, Toronto
Featuring Matthieu Vallieres, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Toronto.

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