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.
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.
Recent efforts to set norms of behaviour in cyberspace are promising but will prove challenging. Canada can and should play a leading role in shaping these norms.
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.
Ben Rowswell, Canada’s ambassador to Venezuela when the country’s democratic wheels came off, gives Chrystia Freeland credit for the directness of her approach. She was “one of the first world leaders to call a spade a spade in Venezuela.”
CIC President was interviewed on CBC News about the Huawei dispute and what it means for Canada’s place in the world.
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