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.
CIC Victoria Member Jonathan Manthorpe is set to release a timely new book on August 25th on Restoring Democracy Worldwide
Manthorpe's new book, "Restoring Democracy in the Age of Populists and Pestilence" which is set to be released on August 25th is a thoughtful account of how we can save democracies from the despots and populists who provide easy answers to complicated situations. This...
Writing in The Globe and Mail, CIC President Ben Rowswell provides a new vision for Canadian Foreign Policy which takes into account the changing international climate characterised by a declining rules-based international order and the return of power...
Challenging common wisdom, Ben Rowswell outlines why political appointments to high profile diplomatic posts, such as Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent appointment of Bob Rae to be the next Canadian ambassador to the UN, can actually be a good thing as they bring new...
In a recent article published on the Hill Times, CIC President Ben Rowswell called for an update to Canada's foreign policy in preparation for a post-pandemic world. "The rules-based international order as it once was no longer exists."
CIC President Ben Rowswell's article "Populist Unilateralism and the Threat to Canadian Power" was published in the most recent issue of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. Following the article, Ben spoke with iAffairs Canada to discuss the article and the state of...
This bi-lateral crisis between Canada and China is caused by a massive failure of internal corporate governance by Huawei and aggressive and unbalanced foreign policy on Huawei’s behalf to mask this failure.
This is a modified version of an article supported by the Department of National Defence ‘Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security Targeted Engagement’ Grant, which appeared originally in Kristen Csenkey (ed.) “Simplifying Emerging Technologies: Risks and How to Mitigate Them”, Balsillie School of International Affairs, May 2020.
At the end of April 2020, just 10 Canadian civilian police officers and 25 military personnel were left on UN operations.
The lack of consideration for the Palestinian dilemma, as seen in Trump’s plan, is an oversight that Canada cannot ignore, and should be compelled to articulate
International eyes will soon turn to the 2023 Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections and whether President Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will continue in power.
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