Archive for September, 2019

Five foreign policy priorities

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Five foreign policy priorities

  Diplomat magazine asked all five federal party leaders to provide us with their top five foreign policy priorities in advance of the October election. Note: The Liberals didn’t give us five priorities, choosing instead to send a few paragraphs. We’ve run them as we received them.       ANDREW SCHEER Conservative Party of […]

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Hong Kong nears an abyss

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Hong Kong nears an abyss

Distinguishing facts from propaganda during two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong is difficult, but important realities now appear clear. The government of China solemnly agreed to special status for Hong Kong in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. It promised a “high degree of autonomy,” and declared that democracy, the rule of law and […]

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Iran’s tumultuous history

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Iran’s tumultuous history

An earlier movement to establish democratic national governance in Iran was derailed in 1953 when a U.S.-backed coup toppled the elected Mosaddeq government in a dispute over an oil company’s nationalization. The ensuing monarchy of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, which became increasingly autocratic, was overthrown by a revolution in 1979 that was […]

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The next potential oil crisis

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The next potential oil crisis

As the Iran crisis intensifies, we could potentially see a spike in oil prices like the sharp increases we witnessed in 2008 in the lead-up to a major recession. Many observers believe that the next likely recession is in the offing for the later quarter of 2020, following the U.S. presidential election, according to Erik […]

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Disputed territories

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Disputed  territories

Wolfgang Depner surveyed the planet’s Top-10 most dangerous dispute zones and came up with this list. Problems of territoriality lie at the heart of global politics, especially among those who subscribe to realist theories of international relations. If we accept their argument that the international community consists of independent states that exist in an environment […]

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Peru’s role in the global arena

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Peru’s role in the global arena

  In the past two decades, Peru has consistently been regarded as a country with great economic potential and one that has made the most progress in terms of development in South America, having overcome the years in which it was mired by recession, hyperinflation, terrorism and an inefficient bureaucracy. With the turn of the […]

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Colombia: Traditional trade, ideas and art

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Colombia: Traditional trade, ideas and art

Colombia’s commercial relationship with Canada has grown over time, and our goal and responsibility is to ensure continued growth in the import and export of new goods and services, but also of ideas and art. In 2018, exports from Colombia to Canada were worth $865 million. Of this, 64 per cent belonged to the mining […]

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI believes in expanding the country’s development, focusing on strengthening the competitiveness of its economy. To that end, the government has prioritized economic diversification and trade alongside political, economic and social reforms. So far, the reforms have yielded good results and, as a testament to the country’s economic potential, several multinational companies […]

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Unlocking South Africa’s oceans economy

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Unlocking South Africa’s oceans economy

At the southern tip of Africa, perfectly nestled on three sides by the warm Indian Ocean on the east, the cold Atlantic Ocean on the west and further south by the Antarctic convergence lies one of the most beautiful countries in the world — South Africa. The country’s indisputably breathtaking and wide-ranging landscape, picturesque beaches […]

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Georgia highlights SOS Children’s Villages’ work

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Georgia highlights SOS Children’s Villages’ work

Georgian Ambassador Konstantine Kavtaradze has a special connection to SOS Children’s Villages and that’s why he chose to help the organization raise awareness of its practical work by hosting a reception at Ottawa’s historic Rideau Club. SOS Children’s Villages is an international charitable NGO that focuses on caring for abandoned and orphaned children all over […]

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