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Repairing Canada-Russia relations

| April 11, 2017 | 1 Comment
Repairing Canada-Russia relations

Dealing with the Trump administration will no doubt be the top priority of Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s newly minted foreign minister, but it was the question of her attitude towards the Russian Federation that generated the most headlines when she took the job in January. Those hoping that Canadian-Russian relations might improve under the current government […]

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Trump and Putin: A troubling, high-stakes relationship

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Trump and Putin: A troubling, high-stakes relationship

While the presidency of Donald Trump has presented many sea changes in American foreign policy, perhaps the most dramatic is the turnaround in attitudes towards Russia and Vladimir Putin’s leadership. Previous presidents have tried to reset the relationship with Russia, but Trump’s admiration of Putin and his apparent willingness to side with Putin against American […]

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On guard for Russian defence

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
On guard for Russian defence

Many see today’s Russia as one of the most challenging threats to Canada, the United States and, to varying degrees, their allies. There is much debate about how to counter these threats — where Russia might strike next, and how to deter Russian aggression — but there’s no doubt that Russia is, once again, on […]

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‘Friendships need work; let’s not take [the U.S.] for granted’

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Friendships need work; let’s not take [the U.S.] for granted’

Andrew Leslie: Parliamentary secretary, Canada-U.S. relations ‘Friendships need work; let’s not take [the U.S.] for granted’ In 2011, Andrew Leslie retired from the Canadian Forces as a lieutenant-general. He had served as chief of land forces and also as chief of transformation. He retired on a Friday after 35 years in uniform, and started working […]

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A UN supertanker dangerously adrift

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
A UN supertanker dangerously adrift

Like a giant supertanker foundering in stormy seas off a rocky coast, the United Nations requires a strong, firm hand at the tiller, someone who can steer the ship away from the perilous course on which it is now headed. The new occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, is no fan of the organization, […]

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2017: Reasons to rejoice

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
2017: Reasons to rejoice

2016 was a difficult year, so why should 2017 be any better? We dug deep and came up with 10 reasons to celebrate this year. “The time is out of joint — O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet Act I, Scene V Shakespeare’s dithering prince Hamlet speaks these […]

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American Agenda 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
American Agenda 2017

The next American president, Donald Trump, faces a daunting set of international challenges on the economic and national security front. How he handles those problems will profoundly affect the future stability and trajectory of the global order. His condemnation on the campaign trail of free trade, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and […]

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Ghana Medical Help: A 21-year-old’s vision

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ghana Medical Help: A 21-year-old’s vision

In 2010, Ghana Medical Help (GMH) founder Kelly Hadfield went to Ghana for the first time. She was volunteering in a hospital in the rural north, which, like most hospitals in the area, lacked even the most basic medical supplies and supported more than 88,000 people with a single physician. While she was there, she […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Ottawa jewel on Sussex Drive

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Saudi Arabia’s Ottawa jewel on Sussex Drive

Ask Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy what he likes best about his lavish embassy on Sussex Drive and he’s sure to look across the Ottawa River to the Gatineau Hills and answer that he’s happy to be so close to skiing. At every other posting, he says he’s had to travel far to […]

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Polish cuisine: Old is new again

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Polish cuisine: Old is new again

Poland is located in Eastern Europe on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea and west of Germany. Evidence indicates mining activity took place in the area as early as 3500 BC; however, the first written record of a town refers to a 2nd-Century trading post, Kalisz, on the amber route between the Baltic and […]

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