On February 2, eminent international relations scholar Peter Katzenstein (of Cornell University) spoke to an overflowing CIPS audience on the theme “Beyond the West: Civilizations in World Politics”. Having edited three volumes on world civilizations and international politics, Katzenstein began …READ MORE
par Justin Massie
Le mardi, 31 janvier 2012, le titre de Dassault Aviation s’est envolé rapidement à la bourse de Paris. Avant 17 heures, le constructeur aéronautique français gagnait près de 22% en valeur boursière. Cette hausse tient pour l’essentiel …READ MORE
This essay is excerpted from a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Commentary, published online February 7, 2012.
The recent ministerial meeting, held in Geneva in December, demonstrated that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is resilient but changed as …READ MORE
On February 4th, 2012, the UN Security Council witnessed what could be one of the first salvos in a new cold war focused on democracy and human rights. A double veto by Russia and China defeated the resolution …READ MORE
Why base policy on facts and evidence when you can exploit fear instead? It doesn’t take a psychologist to know that fear is a much more powerful motivator than boring old rational argument. Political scientists have long studied the use …READ MORE
“Canada is what I like to call a ‘smart power’,” Foreign Minister John Baird declared in a major speech in Israel last week. That’s reassuring, although as a means of distinguishing our foreign policy it is likely to prove elusive. …READ MORE
While waiting for the Moscow archives to deliver up their secrets last week, I popped into the Russian capital’s largest bookstore, Biblio Globus, to check out the history section—and while there, I took a very quick look at the politics …READ MORE
Sometimes magical thinking pops up in the most unexpected places—like the recently-revived complaints about dual citizenship that have arisen around the candidacy of Thomas Mulcair (a dual citizen of Canada and France) for the NDP leadership. On Mulcair’s account, …READ MORE
CIPS is delighted to announce the launch of the Security Studies Network (SSN), the creation of which reflects the great strength of the University of Ottawa as a centre for the study of national and international security. The SSN – …READ MORE
The Ottawa Citizen reported today that Canada and the United States are in the final stages of negotiating a “new Canada-U.S. military agreement that will set down each country’s roles and responsibilities should North America be attacked”. The details are …READ MORE
In a recent article in Foreign Policy, the Brussels-based journalist Gareth Harding argues that “the European Union was built on the myth that we are one people with one common destiny”. In his view, “[w]e are now discovering that …READ MORE
On January 18, a CIPS discussion panel brought together Omar Ashour (Exeter University and Brookings Doha Centre), Barak Barfi (New America Foundation) and Peter Jones (University of Ottawa) to take stock of events in countries affected by the ‘Arab Spring’ …READ MORE
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