Recommendations to Parliament and the Government to expand Canada’s Capacity and Diversity of Engagement with China
August 2020 | By: The China Policy Centre Board of Directors | Vol. 68 No.7
Canada will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on December 5, 2020. The goal of the China Policy Centre is to ensure that lessons learned from Canada’s experience since 1970 are applied to interactions with China over the next 50 years. To contribute to that discussion, the Centre’s Board has submitted 33 recommendations this week to the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations.
Because of globalization, the global impact and domestic implications to the Chinese and Canadian people are more closely intertwined than ever. The need to find common ground and address different philosophical viewpoints and different policies to economic and national security, environmental issues and political governance is increasingly relevant especially when benchmarked to the state of engagement in 1970.
Rethinking Sanctions: Important Questions for Canada to Consider
May 2020 | By: Andrea Charron and Erin Tramley | Vol. 68 No.6
Now is the time to consider the utility of certain ‘targeted’ sanctions regimes imposed by Canada. Three cases involving sanctions applied by Canada against elites and decision-makers in Venezuela, Iran and North Korea point to a number of problems with Canadian sanctions measures and policy means versus unintended effects. The penchant by Western states to create sanctions coalitions of the willing is not having the desired effect to change rogue state behaviour and instead is doing irreparable harm. A number of questions are raised in this article that need to be asked and answered by academics and practitioners in concert rather than in parallel if sanctions are to be Canada’s foreign policy tool of choice to decry undesirable behaviour.
Les enjeux des pays limitrophes de la Russie
Avril 2020 | Par: Ferry de Kerckhove | Vol. 68 No.5
L’ancien ambassadeur Ferry de Kerckhove examine la politique étrangère sous Vladimir Poutine et son influence sur les anciens pays de l’Union soviétique et du Pacte de Varsovie. La Russie de Poutine se veut « un centre des plus influents et compétitifs du monde moderne » en compétition avec les pays de l’occident
populist movements, and the impact populism exerts at the start of a new decade. He goes on to
examine why Canada should care about the weakening of global democracy, and what it can do to
combat rising populist tides.