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.
Through her public statements, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern conveyed crucial messages, demonstrating a nuanced understanding of the nature of terrorism, and matched words with decisive actions.
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.
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...
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.
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.
In this age of increasing uncertainty in the world order, Canada would benefit from diversifying both its trade and political relations, especially with China.
As President, I will lend support to a vibrant network of members through 15 city chapters across Canada.
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?