Joe Landry

Joe Landry is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada graduate scholar at Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

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Foreign policy: The first 150 days

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Foreign policy: The first 150 days

Now that the Trudeau government has been in power for more than 150 days, we have begun to see what shape Canada’s foreign policy will take under its leadership. There have been some surprises, while other actions have mirrored campaign promises and resurrected classic liberal values from the past. The biggest move so far — […]

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Electoral foreign policy promises

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Electoral foreign policy promises

In most democratic countries, foreign policy concerns are further down the list of voter priorities than domestic issues. In Canada, things are no different. Of the six scheduled TV debates between the leaders, only one was scheduled to focus on foreign policy. Domestic concerns may pique the public’s interest, but foreign policy can also have […]

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The trouble with tribalism

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
The trouble with tribalism

For as long as humans have existed, there have been tribes. Indeed, it is our ability to co-operate as members of discrete groups that has allowed for the resounding success of the species as a whole. Yet, in the modern, interconnected and globalized world, tribalism — which, at its base level, represents a separation of […]

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From autocracy to awakening?

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
From autocracy to awakening?

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has captured the world’s attention in the 21st Century. The Arab Spring of 2011 illustrated how dynamic, grass-roots political movements, ignited by discontent and fuelled by social media, can completely transform societies in the blink of an eye. These events (resulting in revolutionary political shifts in places […]

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Where refugees go

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Where refugees go

In June 2014, headlines marked the day: The global population of forced migrants had surpassed the 50 million mark for the first time since the Second World War. The war in Syria, along with conflicts in the Central African Republic, Ukraine and South Sudan were all major contributors to the meteoric rise of six million […]

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