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Inside and Out at the Human Rights Museum

Posted on by David Petrasek

Published on openDemocracy.net on October 14, 2014 The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened this month in Winnipeg, in western Canada, reigniting a long-running controversy over its portrayal of human rights issues. Before turning… Read More

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Spring Into Summer? The Tunisian Elections

Posted on by Bruce Montador

Tunisia will soon complete the transition begun when President Ben Ali fled in January 2011. Under a new constitution, it will elect a parliament (via regional lists) this month, and then a president. Although the constitution gives most… Read More

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This Isn’t the Kind of War Bombs Can Win

Posted on by Errol Mendes

Published in iPolitics, October 7, 2014 For starters, let’s stop calling them Islamic State. As President Barack Obama has pointed out, the mass murderers in black cutting a bloody trail through Iraq and Syria are neither truly Islamic no… Read More

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An Imperfect Election and New Government Offer Only Glimmers of Hope for Afghanistan

Posted on by Nipa Banerjee

The formation of a National Unity Government (NUG) in Afghanistan, ending the long 2014 presidential election process, has been hailed by international leaders as a peaceful and democratic transfer of power. Objective analysts, howev… Read More

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Canada Got It About Right in Iraq

Posted on by Thomas Juneau

Canada decided last week to contribute CF-18 fighter aircraft, surveillance and refuelling planes, and advisers to the U.S.-led coalition bombing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Was this the right decision? Ideally, foreign polic… Read More

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Hillary Clinton’s World

Posted on by Srdjan Vucetic

As part of the Canada 2020 conference, Hillary Clinton will be giving a lunch-time talk at the Ottawa Convention Center on October 6. The subject of her speech is yet to be announced, but I imagine due attention to “Canada-U.S. relations in a… Read More

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The Rise and Fall of Arthur Porter

Posted on by Wesley Wark

Published in the National Post, September 29, 2014 Arthur Porter led a seemingly charmed life, which took him from the impoverished country of his birth, Sierra Leone, to elite Cambridge University, where he earned a medical degree. The y… Read More

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Last Year’s CIPS Blog Highlights, Part 4: Soldiers and Spies

Posted on by Natalie Brender

In this final installment of the CIPS Blog Greatest Hits 2013-14, we turn to the topic of Soldiers and Spies. It spans a range of military and security controversies that arose both in Canada and globally. They include new powers and oversig… Read More

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Standing Up Versus Marching Forward: Efforts to End Early and Forced (Child) Marriage

Posted on by Rebecca Tiessen

 Together with like-minded partners, Canada will continue to unabashedly champion the rights of, and opportunities for, girls and women around the world. After all—if we don’t speak up for them, who will? – John Baird, July 2014 Canada’s… Read More

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Are Canadians Still Liberal Internationalists?

Posted on by Roland Paris

I recently wrote in the Globe and Mail that we shouldn’t expect to see a warming in Canada’s relations with the United Nations, which have been chilly since the Harper government failed to win a seat for Canada on the Security C… Read More

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