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Georgia-Canada: an emerging partnership

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Georgia-Canada: an emerging partnership

Georgia, with its strategic location between Europe and Asia in the Caucasus region, is now, more than ever, attracting the attention of large and small businesses. Formerly occupied by the Soviet Union, Georgia was unable to flourish economically until its recent emergence as a modern, free state. Now, the situation has dramatically changed. Corporate executives […]

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Bangladesh: world’s No. 2 garment exporter

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bangladesh: world’s No. 2 garment exporter

Trade holds the key to development and growth. Moreover, globalization has created significant opportunities for developing countries, while enabling them to increase their earnings through the export of goods and services. Bangladesh is, therefore, one of the countries that has benefited from the comparative advantages of skilled labour and highly competitive entrepreneurship in the textile […]

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Saving the beleaguered wild Atlantic salmon

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Saving the beleaguered wild Atlantic salmon

Without the generosity of two ambassadors, the annual Fall Run dinner for the Atlantic Salmon Federation would have raised 15 percent less for its cause — the conservation of the Atlantic Ocean’s beleaguered wild salmon. The ambassadors of Portugal and Iceland donated dinners in their residences on which dinner-goers could bid. Both raised a considerable […]

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Agents of change in global conservation

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Agents of change in global conservation

Painted in black and red, donning their best plumed headgear and armed with bows, arrows and the staunchest determination, they were dressed in full war attire and blocking the entrance to the Palacio do Planalto (the seat of the Brazilian government) in Brasília in early February. “They” were a group of about 50 Kayapó men […]

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China’s man in Canada: ‘We never say China’s human rights situation is perfect’

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
China’s man in Canada: ‘We never say China’s human rights situation is perfect’

Luo Zhaohui began his mission as ambassador to Canada in May 2014. The ambassador, who has a master’s degree in history, joined the foreign service in 1985 and has had postings in India and Washington, and served as ambassador to Pakistan before coming to Canada. He sat down with Diplomat’s editor, Jennifer Campbell, to discuss […]

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A troubling global realignment

A troubling global realignment

By every metric of soft power and hard power, the United States should be standing taller on the world stage. But the inconvenient truth is that it is not. Its ability to keep its friends and influence others is on the wane. A global realignment is happening before our very eyes. Traditional alliances are weakening […]

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Ties that bind at home and abroad

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ties that bind at home and abroad

There is more to Belgium than chocolate, beer and diamonds, the country’s new ambassador to Canada, Raoul Delcorde, reminds us. Not only do our countries have commercial links; they are both federal states with more than one official language and they share much history through two world wars. Many Canadian soldiers died on Belgian soil […]

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Mobile phones propelling Africa’s renaissance

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mobile phones propelling Africa’s renaissance

Africa’s latest renaissance is propelled in substantial part by the remarkable indigenous technological transformation of a hand-held computerized gadget — the mundane mobile telephone — into a powerful instrument for human advancement. Africa pioneered gathering and transmitting merchandizing and market information. More recently, it invented and popularized banking and financial transmission by mobile device. Now […]

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Colombia has a plan: How we negotiate with FARC

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Colombia has a plan: How we negotiate with FARC

After many years of bad publicity, the news from Colombia in the international media is being framed in a much more positive light. At a time during which uncertainty and international crises abound, Colombia is, uncharacteristically, attracting good reviews. A strong economy, along with a dramatic reduction in the violence and insecurity that were present […]

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The U.S.’s open invitation to Canadian investors

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
The U.S.’s open invitation to Canadian investors

The United States has never been more open for business and this is particularly good news for Canadian companies and investors. Our existing, vibrant economic and trade relationship — the largest in the world — and our geographic proximity make Canada uniquely poised to take advantage of investment opportunities in the United States. Our investments […]

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