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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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With U.S.-China Climate Deal, Canada’s Isolation Deepens

Posted on by Matthew Paterson

Tuesday’s U.S.-China climate deal has been hailed widely as an “historic deal” that dramatically changes the dynamics of international climate politics as countries search for a new global agreement by the Conference of the Parties (CO… Read More

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Not for Sale: Protecting the Victims of Human Trafficking in Europe and Canada

Posted on by Patti Tamara Lenard

The conference Not For Sale: Protecting the Victims of Human Trafficking in Europe and Canada, held on October 16, was organized jointly by the Embassies of Switzerland and Austria, in collaboration with the Centre for International Pol… Read More

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Canada’s F-35 Rumour Mill

Posted on by Philippe Lagassé

The replacement of Canada’s CF-18s is back in the news. Last week, Murray Brewster reported on a leaked PowerPoint presentation indicating that Canada will acquire four F-35s in 2017. Since this would require swapping with aircraft slat… Read More

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Celebrating What’s Risen Since the Berlin Wall Fell

Posted on by Alan Freeman

They’re planning a big party in Germany this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, with free concerts, a light show of 18,000 illuminated helium balloons and, of course, a speech by Chancellor Angela Merk… Read More

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Mistral Misunderstandings

Posted on by Roland Paris

Have you seen the reports that Canada is thinking about purchasing one or both of the Mistral-class warships that France has been building for Russia? They are almost certainly false. The latest version of this story was published by the Na… Read More

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Twitter and the #Ottawa Attacks

Posted on by David Petrasek

As we move past the immediate shock, anger and grief precipitated by the attack in Ottawa last week, debate is beginning in earnest on several fronts: the motivation of the attacker, the adequacy of existing laws to meet ‘lone wolf’ threats… Read More

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Will a New Development Architecture Undercut the Poorest?

Posted on by John Sinclair

We are still living in the global financial crisis. Much of Europe and even the world of emerging economies are in the doldrums. By some standards, the situation has become grimmer, with China and Germany joining the list of countries strug… Read More

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Who Will Make the Middle East’s New Map?

Posted on by Peter Jones

Canada has now been directly affected by the turmoil raging in the Middle East. It is unfolding on many levels, reflecting the multitude of forces and tensions involved. One way to understand it is as an exercise in fundamentally re-drawin… Read More

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What Economic Uncertainty Means for Canadian Policymakers

Posted on by Jacqueline Best

If you have been reading the financial press over the past week, you know that the global economy’s chances are looking a lot more uncertain these days. What you may not know, however, is that this more recent upswing in uncertainty and volat… Read More

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