Tag: Diplomatic Agenda

Kosovo: A thriving economic success story

| July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Kosovo: A thriving economic success story

Exactly 20 years ago, Kosovo started building from the ashes of war. With the help of friends such as Canada, the nearly wiped-out country flourished into a free, multi-ethnic, dynamic democracy. This year, we mark several important anniversaries for Kosovo in Canada, and it’s a great time to highlight the role that Canada played in […]

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Jordan: A beacon for peace in the Middle East

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Jordan: A beacon for peace in the Middle East

Jordan, as a modern, moderate Muslim Arab country, has achieved remarkable successes in many fields, including education, health, infrastructure, information technology, industry and tourism. Short of natural resources, Jordan has focused on the strength of its human capital. The enormous challenges that Jordan faces have not deterred it from continued structural reforms and the modernization […]

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Riding global trade’s shifting winds

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Riding global trade’s shifting winds

Given the shifting winds of the global trade and economic landscape, it would be a win-win situation for Taiwan and Canada to take their already strong economic and cultural ties to an even higher level, and for both countries to work together to meet the new imperative for greater diversification in trade and investment. While […]

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Diplomats explore Canada’s North

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Diplomats explore Canada’s North

Every two years, Global Affairs Canada organizes a tour of the North, including the Arctic, for interested ambassadors and high commissioners posted to Canada. For Canada, it is an opportunity to introduce international guests to a storied, but less known, part of our country. This year, I was part of this interesting initiative that many […]

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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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Why the world needs an engaged European Union

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Why the world needs an engaged European Union

The world needs an engaged European Union more than ever before. More and more, people outside and inside the European Union are realizing the importance of having a solid and predictable international player to rely on in our turbulent — and sometimes chaotic — times. The European Union is a credible and indispensable global player, […]

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Canada and Mexico at North America’s crossroads

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada and Mexico at North America’s crossroads

When he was in Mexico in October, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re-affirmed the friendship between Canada and Mexico. “Canada and Mexico are not only strong partners — we are close friends who share common goals and work shoulder-to-shoulder to advance them. From fighting climate change to building economies that work for everyone, we are united […]

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The North Korean nuclear conundrum

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
The North Korean nuclear conundrum

The most crucial threat affecting Northeast Asia’s stability is the nuclear and missile program of the DPRK (North Korea). It poses a serious threat, not just for the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but for the Asia-Pacific, and the entire world. North Korea claims to be a “nuclear weapon state,” and it is the only […]

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UAE is strongly supporting Syrians

UAE is strongly supporting Syrians

Since the Syrian crisis began in 2011, the United Arab Emirates has expressed its compassion and unwavering support for the people of Syria. The Syrian people are connected in our hearts as our brothers and sisters in our region and our government remains fully committed to continuing its strong support to alleviate their suffering, help […]

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My time of torture in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib

My time of torture in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib

Recently we have been hearing the word “torture” thrown about by politicians of the highest ranks and we never really stop to ask ourselves what that word truly means. What are the long-term effects of keeping a nation under constant threat of violence and intimidation? I have a horrifying tale to tell, and I hope […]

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