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On February 21st 2o19, Ben Rowswell, President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council, provided testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He explained how the embassy determined that a very large majority of Venezuelan citizens support the National Assembly in their dispute with the Maduro regime.
The Hill Times: Trudeau ‘masterful’ at soft power, falling short on hard power, says ex-diplomat Rowswell
“Soft power, in international relations, means being able to convince other countries to line up behind international commitments or objectives in your interest”, said Ben Rowswell, the president of the Canadian International Council.
“If Maduro is forced out, it will help those countries that believe that final political authority should rest with citizens, like most of Latin America, Canada and the US,” Ben Rowswell tells CNN.
Entrevue avec l’ancien ambassadeur du Canada au Venezuela, Ben Rowswell
“This is not about the US. This is a story about Venezuela, Venezuelans have been taking to the streets time after time under Maduro because they want to be able to choose their government”, Ben Rowswell on Power & Politics
As protests turn violent, former Canadian ambassador Ben Rowswell is ‘appealing for calm’
The U.S. confirmed it will ask Canada to extradite Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou. Ben Rowswell told the CTV News what we can watch for on the diplomatic side as this progresses.
“Canadians are divided as to whether China should be seen primarily as a partner or as a threat”, Ben Rowswell told The Canadian Press
CIC President Ben Rowswell was interviewed on CBC News about the tensions between Canada and Venezuela.
CIC President Ben Rowswell commented on the spat between China and Canada on Scott Thompson Show.
The CBC’s Michael Serapio spoke with the president of the Canadian International Council Ben Rowswell for his take.
CIC President Ben Rowswell was interviewed on CTV News about the tensions between Canada and China.