The Signal Board
Welcome to The Signal Board, the CIC’s new blog platform. In this space, you will find a diverse array of content, from op-eds penned by CIC and external experts to interviews with policy makers and practitioners, and reviews of trending international affairs publications.
The Signal Board aims to inform readers on key international affairs issues, spur public debate on those issues and highlight the work of the CIC.
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has shifted US focus away from Ankara’s poor treatment of journalists and allowed Turkey to take the offensive to an embattled Saudi regime.
What right did the international community have to denounce China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the first place?
As trade wars between the U.S. and the rest of the world heat up, Canada should take this opportunity to reassess its trade relationships, particularly with China.
China is destined to become a major Asian power regardless if Canada prepares for that eventuality. A well-designed China strategy that transcends a transactional trade-based foreign policy would go a long way to protecting Canada’s hard-won status as a global middle-power.
The rise of neoliberalism since 1979 is the major factor in transforming the world at the global scale to its current state.
Answers to Canadian’s common questions and fears about refugees.
Can the rules and practices of the innovation economy be nudged to be more inclusive, just and equitable?
A fragmented approach to Asia Pacific relations harms Canada’s standing in the region.
Pioneering thinking is needed to link the stability, peace, and disaster risk reduction fields.
Canada needs an open dialogue, with citizen input, on ethical questions and international standards surrounding lethal autonomous weapons, and how to build a framework for oversight in the use of AI.
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