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.
More than a week after the deadly Cyclone Idai made landfall, Canada announced its contribution of 3.5 million to the humanitarian response. Better late than never? Of course. But our response must go beyond writing cheques in support of relief efforts.
El presidente de CIC Ben Rowswell habla con Radio Canada Internacional sobre Canadá, China y Huawei
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.
Canada will always be at risk of being used as a proxy as the U.S. manages internal and external conflicts.
The Khashoggi and Meng cases highlight the difficulties that countries have in balancing their values vs their interests. For Canada, it is important to encourage as many countries as possible to support it’s values based positions. In partnership with SAGE...
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.
En agissant à titre d’hôte, le Canada adopte une posture qui, de l’avis du président du Conseil international du Canada, Ben Rowswell, s’inscrit dans son « rôle historique » de défenseur de la démocratie et des droits de la personne sur la scène internationale.
Both parties should attempt now by resorting to private diplomacy to seek a solution driven by the facts. If not citizens of China and Canada are at risk of this being a cancer in a healthy relationship.
“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
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