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.
On January 20th, CIC President and Research Director spoke with 900 CHML of Hamilton on the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou that was set to start that day.
Canada must honestly examine how despite tensions with China, it can improve its commercial success to address the systemic trade imbalance.
Growing chorus of experts says it’s time to rethink Canada’s role
Ben Rowswell looks at what’s at stake in Venezuela.
Populism is as much a right-wing as it is a left-wing phenomenon, because it is not built on a politics but on identity: “There is us, and there is them, and they can never become us, nor do we want them to.”
avec Amandine Hamon et Ivan Ozai
Populism - and particularly its authoritarian variant - has been making increasingly frequent appearances in liberal democracies, and solidifying gains in illiberal ones. In Canada, such a phenomenon can appear a distant threat, it hovers over foes and allies alike,...
Challenging populism in foreign aid: a post-election agenda for Canada?
Justin Massie argues that party leaders should remove partisanship from the discussion of foreign affairs.
Bob Publicover provides a review of “Canada is Not Back”(2019) by Jocelyn Coulon
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