The future of Thailand, now a country in mourning and ruled by military junta, is largely uncertain. Canada’s former ambassador to the country outlines the factors that impact its economic and political stability, and how Canada can play a role.
By: David MacDuff International relations specialist and former advisor to the UN Secretary General Jennifer Welsh’s new book, The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century (House of Anansi Press, 2016), informed her 2016 Massey Lectures, delivered
By: Hugh Stephens The TPP, at least its current form, is dead. It was on life support throughout the U.S. election but president-elect Donald Drumpf has driven a stake through its heart with his announcement that he will initiate the
By: Joanna Harrington Many Canadians are supportive of efforts aimed at enhancing cooperation between Canada and China. But the potential negotiation of a Canada-China extradition treaty, under scrutiny since Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Canada two weeks ago, also
In partnership with the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, the Victoria branch of the CIC organized a student essay contest asking the question, “How do Canada’s unique attributes enable it to play a significant role in
By: Elliot Cho Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just returned from his trip to China. While many are overjoyed with seeing Canadian firms signing trade deals worth billions of dollars, and Trudeau openly engaging with the Chinese leadership to discuss sensitive
By: Henry Lotin “How to Fix Canada’s Broken Foreign Service,” published by Bruce Mabley in opencanada.org on April 25, 2016, critiques Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, recently renamed Global Affairs Canada. He described Canada’s foreign service as a victim of long-term budget
Gerald Wright gives his initial impressions on the Brexit vote, gathered in a post-referendum visit to the United Kingdom.
As the possibility of nuclear sabre rattling on the Korean peninsula edges closer to reality, one CIC member sees a possibility for Canada to return to a once-familiar role of creating the peace. By Elliot Cho
Seven years ago, Obama set high hopes for his plan to rid the world of nuclear weapons. With his summits now over, he leaves a list of failures as his legacy on nuclear security. By: Paul Meyer