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.
Closer coordination is essential as countries with a stake in this issue are still miles apart on everything from the scale of the threat to the most desirable way forward.
When it comes to how we imagine Russia, we can do better; escalation is only enabled when we disengage.
Soner Cagaptay’s new book is an insightful read for anyone interested in understanding how Turkey has reached this particular point in its history, and what Erdoğan’s enduring legacy will be.
Opening a New Ocean – Arctic Ocean Fisheries regime as a (potential) turning point for Canada’s Arctic policy
The time has come for a more mature Arctic policy, free from unrealistic considerations about sovereign rights.
How it’s rebranding itself as a legitimate policy actor on illicit trade.
While American hegemony enters a death spiral, Canadian policy circles are unimaginative at propelling Canadian ideas to fill the void.
Previewing his new book, noted terrorism expert Phil Gurski explains why the fall of ISIS will drive an exodus of surviving foreign fighters to wars portrayed as offensives against the worldwide Islamic community.
Canada’s former ambassador to Russia traces the thread of Russia’s global influence from the 1917 Revolution through the end of the Soviet Union to today, as Putin deploys the mythology of Russian greatness to rationalize his grip on power.
With 74 Ambassadorial-level appointments at GAC since 2015, has the Liberal government honoured its commitment to increase diversity?
Canada’s former Ambassador to Spain explains why the current impasse between the Central government in Spain and the regional government in Catalonia could and should have been avoided.
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