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Le fiasco afghan
Ils avaient de l’eau jusqu’aux genoux. L’eau sale d’un canal d’égout, où ils s’entassaient dans l’espoir d’accéder à l’aéroport de Kaboul. Certains portaient du rouge, comme des responsables canadiens le leur avaient conseillé ; c’était une façon d’être repérés à travers le chaos.
Ben Rowswell on The Agenda: Time for Canada to Scrap Pearsonian Diplomacy?
As the rules-based international order faces unprecedented threats, what's Canada - a country that has thrived in traditional multilateralism - to do? Is it time to for Canada to abandon its historical "Pearsonian approach" to world diplomacy and focus more on power?...
CIC Distinguished Fellow Jon Allen on Trump’s Proposed Peace-Plan
Jon Allen is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council, a Diplomat in Residence at Fulbright Canada and a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is engaged in research and writing...
Ben Rowswell Interviewed By 900 CHML On The Extradition Hearing of Meng Wanzhou
On January 20th, CIC President and Research Director spoke with 900 CHML of Hamilton on the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou that was set to start that day.
CBC: Canada as a middle power in an upended world: Time for a foreign policy reset?
Growing chorus of experts says it’s time to rethink Canada’s role
“On Japan and the World”: A CIC Feature Interview with Ms. Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto
As the G20 in Osaka, Japan approaches, the CIC is pleased to present this special feature interview with Ms. Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto.
CIC Distinguished Fellow Jon Allen Discusses The B.C. Money Laundering Inquiry on CBC Power & Politics
Jon Allen, CIC Distinguished Fellow, went on CBC Power & Politics to discuss “snow washing” and the B.C. money laundering inquiry.
CIC Senior Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam in The New Yorker
Earlier this week, CIC Senior Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam was featured in a New Yorker article on how religious conflict shapes Sri Lanka.
RCI: Caso Huawei: “China respondió secuestrando a ciudadanos canadienses”
El presidente de CIC Ben Rowswell habla con Radio Canada Internacional sobre Canadá, China y Huawei
CIC President Ben Rowswell speaks to Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
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.
CNN: Why China, Russia and Turkey are standing with Maduro—in the US’s backyard
“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.