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The Greatest Risk to UN Peace Operations

Posted on by Roland Paris

The greatest risk to United Nations peace operations is not operational failure, but the growing divergence of opinion among countries that mandate, finance and supply personnel to these operations regarding the purposes and practice… Read More

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All I Want for Christmas…Is for Bob Geldof to Be Quiet

Posted on by Rita Abrahamsen

When Sir Bob Geldof re-released the song ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ to raise money for Ebola victims, I decided against writing a blog about it. Bob does not need me to do his promotion, I thought, and sure enough the song jumped straight to… Read More

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Is It Possible to Meet ‘The Responsibility to Protect’?

Posted on by Roland Paris

Published on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, December 9, 2014 These are difficult days for defenders of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine, which holds that the international community must be prepared to act w… Read More

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Migration Promises and Challenges in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Posted on by Hélène Pellerin

In 2015, the adoption by member states of the United Nations of a new development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will  likely include a clear role for international migration. As the special representative of t… Read More

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The UNFCCC and Beyond: Transnational Climate Change Governance

Posted on by Matthew Paterson

The world’s attention (or at least that bit of it thinking about climate change at all) is focused again on the annual UN negotiations that convene for two weeks every December. This year in Lima, increasing attention is being given to a huge… Read More

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Craig Forcese
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Limiting Foreign Fighting by Canadians: Stop-Gap Legal Measures

Posted on by Craig Forcese

Published on the National Security Law blog, December 4, 2014 I have opined here and here about the troubles associated with foreign fighting. I do not limit my concerns about these troubles to fighting with a listed terrorist group. I find… Read More

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25 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain, a Changing Face of Europe

Posted on by Alexandra Gheciu

On December 1, Herman Van Rompuy stepped down as European Council President, the post that oversees meetings of the 28 EU leaders. In the past, that role was held on a rotating basis, but it became permanent under the Lisbon Treaty of 2007. Mr… Read More

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L’Amérique du Nord : elle compte de plus en plus!

Posted on by Ferry de Kerckhove

Le Council of Foreign Relations vient de publier son tout dernier rapport sur l’Amérique du Nord invitant ses pays membres à se repositionner. Nuls autres que le célèbre général Petraeus, ancien directeur de la CIA, et Robert Zoellick, an… Read More

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Three Missing Pieces in the Canadian Security and Intelligence Debate

Posted on by Daniel Livermore

The Harper government has been forced to introduce amendments to the CSIS Act, following another in a series of government set-backs in the courts on security and intelligence issues. This has triggered comments on the proposed legislat… Read More

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The ICC: Breach in the Dyke, or High Water Mark?

Posted on by David Petrasek

Published on openGlobalRights, November 3, 2014 The International Criminal Court (ICC) is back in the news. Pressure is growing on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to accede to the Rome Statute; if he does so, the ICC might g… Read More

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