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Russian Arctic expansion: What does it mean for Canada?

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Russian Arctic expansion: What does it mean for Canada?

On Sept. 30, 2013, a Russian navy group returned to Severomorsk after a month-long voyage to the New Siberian Islands. The group included the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great, landing and support vessels and four nuclear ice-breakers. The highlight of the exercise was a landing practice on the islands. This seems to be […]

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Top 10 World Woes: A look at some of the planet’s most troubling problems and how countries can solve (or try to solve) them

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Top 10  World Woes: A look at some of the planet’s most troubling problems and how countries can solve (or try to solve) them

U.S. President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and countless other leaders have sought her insights. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has met with her and the government will grant her honorary Canadian citizenship. She has received multiple prizes, including the precious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, and she addressed the United Nations on her 16th […]

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Free Trade with Europe: A deal at last

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Free Trade with Europe: A deal at last

After more than a year of being told the end of the negotiations was nigh, Canada and the European Union finally reached a deal on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) last October. This is Canada’s most significant bilateral trade agreement since the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is now 20 years old. […]

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Overcoming Africa’s critical challenges

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Overcoming Africa’s critical challenges

Sustaining sub-Saharan Africa’s current welcome prosperity, especially an average annual GDP growth of five percent, will demand enhanced or better political leadership, improvements in prevailing methods of governance, a canny embrace of Chinese mercantilism and the ability to cope successfully with or effectively manage the many serious problems — demographics, energy shortfalls, paucities of educational […]

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Diplomacy in all its elegance benefits the National Capital Region’s Children’s Wish Foundation

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Diplomacy in all its elegance benefits the National Capital Region’s Children’s Wish Foundation

It’s one of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s most elegant events of the year and also one of its best networking opportunities. The annual black-tie diplomatic ball has become such a popular event that it sold out three weeks beforehand. The ball began in 2011 as the brainchild of former Zambian high commissioner Nevers Mumba, as […]

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CARE Canada: A powerful catalyst for change

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
CARE Canada: A powerful catalyst for change

When we talk about development, we don’t usually think of little grocery stores. However, in a small village in Pakistan’s Punjab province, one little shop is testament to how an international organization can inspire a community. But before we get to the store, we need to talk roads. In Pakistan, CARE Canada is currently administering […]

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Canada’s religious freedom ambassador: ‘Human rights are not a Western liberal democracy preserve.‘

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada’s religious freedom ambassador:  ‘Human rights are not a Western liberal democracy preserve.‘

Andrew Bennett is Canada’s first ambassador to the office of religious freedom, a position he accepted in February 2013. A devout Catholic, he  studied history at Dalhousie University and McGill University and completed a PhD in political science at the University of Edinburgh. He then worked for Natural Resources Canada, Export Development Canada, the Privy […]

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Indonesia: Canada’s interests in the Asia-Pacific’s Muslim juggernaut

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Indonesia: Canada’s interests in the Asia-Pacific’s Muslim juggernaut

During this century, all eyes have focused on Asia’s two giants, China and India. But there is another juggernaut in the making. It’s Indonesia. It’s the world’s fourth biggest country by population — a staggering 250 million and growing. It is also predominantly Muslim. Over the past several years, Indonesia’s economy has been racing along […]

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A condo full of Croatian culture

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
A condo full of Croatian culture

Croatia’s Ambassador Veselko Grubisic, his wife, Marta, and their three children live on Sussex Drive, or the capital’s Mile of History, as it is known. Their heritage condominium is a stone’s throw away from the National Gallery, across the street from the U.S. embassy and strategically located on the edge of the vibrant ByWard Market. […]

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Need a Dublin lawyer?

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Need a Dublin lawyer?

  Ireland’s food history and culture can be traced back to prehistoric times. That it’s  an island at the very western edge of Europe meant the influence of other countries did not play much of a role in Irish cuisine until recently. As such, traditional dishes still figure prominently in a cuisine that has evolved […]

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