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.

Introducing Élisabeth Vallet

Introducing Élisabeth Vallet

It was several days after the fall of the Twin Towers, in the aftermath of September 11, before we could gradually resume air travel in North America. But this brief incident heralded a trend driven by a growing paranoia directly linked to the fact that the enemy was...

Introducing Imre Szeman

Introducing Imre Szeman

Over the course of this century, we will need to undergo an energy transition—a shift from a global society still heavily dependent on fossil fuels to one using sustainable and renewable forms of energy. Transition will depend on more than just development of new...

Introducing Alejandro Reyes

Introducing Alejandro Reyes

I am honoured to be among the inaugural Canadian International Council (CIC) fellows. I thank the selection committee and the CIC leadership for this opportunity to contribute to the conversation among the Canadian public about Canada’s role in the world. As we...

Introducing Jean-Frédéric Morin

Introducing Jean-Frédéric Morin

“Diversity is a strength”. This is more than a political slogan: it is empirical fact. Heterogeneity favors innovation, which is crucial for adaptability. This is obvious to ecologists but it is also true in the social sciences. People with diverse social connections...

Introducing Adam P. MacDonald

Introducing Adam P. MacDonald

My name is Adam P. MacDonald, and I am currently a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at Dalhousie University. I  recently finished an 18-month tour as the Deputy-Director of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University...

Introducing Roojin Habibi

The 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) governs the world’s response to infectious diseases. Like most international treaties, implementation of the IHR must be consistent with prevailing rules of international law, including the norms of international human...

New Canadian Alliances in a Changing World Order

New Canadian Alliances in a Changing World Order

Yes, change is in the air and there are unmistakable signs of shifting alliances and new alignments in politics and trade. But neither the old order is vanishing completely nor a drastically new foreign policy is need of the hour for a middle power like Canada. A...

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