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Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal has been Yemen’s man in Ottawa since November 2016, and before that, for four months in 2014, he was his country’s minister of foreign affairs. He also served as ambassador to the United Nations for three years and ambassador to Iran for five years, postings that inform his work to this day. […]

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Dealing with Russia: To confront or co-operate?

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dealing with Russia: To confront or co-operate?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump wants to “make America great again.” Putin wants to do the same for Russia. Each leader sees himself as a strong man who can deal with the other. Trump obviously doesn’t think Russia is as much of a threat to […]

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Switzerland: A world leader in innovation

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Switzerland: A world leader in innovation

In January of this year, Switzerland and Canada signed a joint statement on science, technology and innovation on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, affirming a mutual interest in deepening co-operation in those fields. This should not come as a surprise because the two countries are natural partners. According to the […]

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Paraguay: For investment and renewable energy

Paraguay: For investment and renewable energy

Paraguay’s economy is an open one that has, over the past decade, grown at a rate of nearly five per cent, a GDP growth that has beaten the regional average since 2013. This growth has been mainly due to the country’s heavy reliance on natural resources, including energy, which comes from the hydroelectric bi-national entities […]

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Moldova: An emerging market in Europe

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Moldova: An emerging market in Europe

Moldova is a country in southeast Europe that borders the European Union with which it has increasing co-operation thanks, in part, to its proximity. Signed in 2014, an association agreement established a new legal framework for ensuring Moldova’s political association and economic integration with the EU, based on common values and close links. A full […]

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Water education for generations

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Water education for generations

Lack of clean water is a daily reality for an alarming number of people: Three in 10 people lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and six in 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Water and sanitation services are essential foundations of development. They affect health, nutrition, education, income and gender equality. Stakeholders around […]

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Poland: Life in a complicated neighbourhood

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Poland: Life in a complicated neighbourhood

In 1791, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth adopted a modern constitution, making it the first constitutional democracy in Europe and the second in the world, after the United States of America. The constitution was an expression of the liberal political and philosophical ideas of Europe’s Enlightenment, which gave primacy to reason, law and freedom. It adopted Montesquieu’s […]

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Korean cuisine for a good cause

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Korean cuisine for a good cause

South Korean Ambassador Shin Maeng-ho recently combined his wish to help the community in which he’s posted with his desire to expose Canadians to Korean culture. The result? Two successful fundraising dinners held at his residence. He offered the first dinner — for 19 guests — as an auction item to support the Ottawa Korean-Canadian […]

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Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

Simon Palamar joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2012 after completing a PhD from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He manages CIGI’s Constructive Powers Initiative, which brings together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new and emerging global security issues. His research interests […]

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Brian Mulroney’s lasting international legacy 

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brian Mulroney’s lasting international legacy 

During the 2015 election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to “bring Canada back” into the world. There is little doubt that he and his foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, are highly visible personalities on the world stage. If the number of selfies in which Trudeau has already appeared is any indication, he is already an […]

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