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Should Parliament ‘Oversee’ National Security Affairs?

Posted on by Philippe Lagassé

Published on the Policy Options Blog, February 25, 2015 Bill C-51, the Conservative government’s anti-terrorism legislation, has sparked renewed debate about Parliament’s role in overseeing Canada’s intelligence services. Opposi… Read More

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Is the Global Partnership Ready for Action?

Posted on by John Sinclair

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation was born at a global conference held in Busan, Korea in 2011 to confront concerns that old-fashioned aid (ODA) was not working. Billions were being spent and the Global South… Read More

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An International Election That Canada Can Help to Fix

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By David Petrasek and Allan Rock Published in the Toronto Star, February 24, 2015 The emergence of potential candidates reminds us that the 2016 race for the White House has already begun. Canadians will watch the American contest in fasci… Read More

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Debacle at Debaltsevo Calls For a New Approach to Ukraine

Posted on by Paul Robinson

Before coming up with solutions it is first advisable to determine the nature of the problem. Right now the United States is considering sending arms to Ukraine, while here in Canada the Defence Minister, Jason Kenney, has been mulling the… Read More

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Sending Lethal Weapons to Ukraine May Not Be the Answer

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Roland Paris appeared on the Sunday morning broadcast The West Block with Tom Clark to discuss the question on whether Western countries should send lethal weapons to help the Ukrainian government. Paris noted that there were no good poli… Read More

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A Slightly Different Take on John Baird’s Legacy at Foreign Affairs

Posted on by Daniel Livermore

This is one of a series of CIPS Blog posts examining the legacy of John Baird as Canada’s foreign minister. See also the posts by David Petrasek, Colin Robertson, Ferry de Kerckhove and Peter Jones. Four years is not much time to establ… Read More

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The Global Backstory to the Ebola Outbreak

Posted on by Ronald Labonte

With Ebola abating in the three most affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) there are now ex post reflections on what went wrong. There is much that did. We can first ask why these countries were unable to deal with the outbrea… Read More

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An Alliance Above Politics? Israel Tests Diaspora Strategists

Posted on by Natalie Brender

At first glance, Israel’s current relations with Canada and the United States, two of its closest allies, could hardly seem more divergent. Last week’s surprise resignation by foreign minister John Baird gave rise to days of media covera… Read More

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John Baird’s Middle East Legacy

Posted on by Peter Jones

This is one of a series of CIPS Blog posts examining the legacy of John Baird as Canada’s foreign minister. See also the posts by Daniel Livermore, David Petrasek, Colin Robertson and Ferry de Kerckhove. In commenting on John Baird’s… Read More

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Baird Improved Over Time, But Ultimately Fell Short

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By Colin Robertson This is one of a series of CIPS Blog posts examining the legacy of John Baird as Canada’s foreign minister. See also the posts by Peter Jones, Ferry de Kerckhove and David Petrasek. John Baird arrived at the Pearson B… Read More

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