Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney

Fen Osler Hampson is Distinguished
Fellow and Director of Global Security at
the Centre for International Governance
Innovation (CIGI) and Chancellor’s
Professor at Carleton University. Derek
H. Burney is senior strategic adviser for
Norton Rose Fulbright, an international
commercial law firm, and a Senior Research
Fellow at the Canadian Defence
and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI.)

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‘Canada doesn’t matter much to the U.S. anymore’

‘Canada doesn’t matter much to the U.S. anymore’

We should get used to it. Canada doesn’t matter much to the United States anymore, notwithstanding the warm reception the prime minister received at the White House during his official visit in March. Some of this is our doing. But much of it is also driven by economics and domestic politics in the U.S. As […]

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A troubling global realignment

A troubling global realignment

By every metric of soft power and hard power, the United States should be standing taller on the world stage. But the inconvenient truth is that it is not. Its ability to keep its friends and influence others is on the wane. A global realignment is happening before our very eyes. Traditional alliances are weakening […]

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Restoring Democracy’s Lustre

Restoring Democracy’s Lustre

On Aug. 14, Canadians and the rest of the world woke up to the news that hundreds of Egyptians had died when security forces stormed two encampments where supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi had been holed up to protest his overthrow by Egypt’s military. The scenes on television of hundreds of dead Egyptians, […]

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Joining ‘the force’ in Star Wars

Joining ‘the force’ in Star Wars

Twenty years ago, then-president Ronald Reagan went before the American people to declare his bold new vision of a nuclear-free world. Appearing on national television, he said: “Let me share with you a vision of the future which offers hope. It is that we embark on a program to counter the awesome Soviet missile threat […]

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