Research and Publications

The CIC publishes the Behind the Headlines paper series, the leading Canadian foreign policy journal International Journal and our online magazine, Open Canada.

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Behind the Headlines

First published in 1940 as a pamphlet series focused on contemporary Canadian foreign policy, Behind the Headlines evolved first into a quarterly current affairs magazine, and then into its current form as a policy paper series. The various iterations of Behind the Headlines shared a focus on international affairs and Canada’s place in the world, as well as an overriding goal of producing material accessible to a wide audience.

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International Journal

Founded in 1946, International Journal (IJ) has long been Canada’s leading academic forum for serious discussion of foreign policy and international affairs. Published in conjunction with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH), it combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, peer-reviewed, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy makers, analysts and academics in Canada and around the world.  IJ is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of political science and history with economics and other fields to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.

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Network for Democratic Solidarity

For three years, the Canadian International Council and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Canada engaged in the search for a practical means by which liberal, inclusive democracies could renew the basis of their cooperation. The final report of this work was released in December 2023…

 

Click here: RODA Final Report

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Open Canada

Open Canada was founded in June 2011 by the Canadian International Council in collaboration with Taylor Owen. From 2015 to 2019, Open Canada was published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation before returning to the Canadian International Council in 2020. Since its inception, Open Canada has published thousands of articles on international affairs and Canadian foreign policy and has served as a hub for communities in Canada and beyond to meet and discuss world events and new ideas. It has won seven Canadian Online Publishing Awards, including best overall online media site and content of the year in 2013, and, in 2017 and 2018, best investigative article or series.

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Publications Archive

Search our publication archive to access papers, reports, briefings and other key documents of the CIC and CIIA dating back to 1928.

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About Our Publications

Our publications offer fresh insights and provide a forum for valuable debate on foreign policy issues facing Canada and the broader international community. They target a wide audience from academics and policy specialists to journalists and interested citizens.

The views expressed in these publications are those of the contributors. The CIC is independent does not express opinions of its own. For information on permissions, translations or bulk copies of CIC publications, please contact info@thecic.org.