- September 19, 2018
By Philippe Lagassé and Srdjan Vucetic.
The F-35 program has received mostly bad press for months—until the government of Japan made a formal announcement on December 19 that it had selected Lockheed Martin’s stealth design as the winner of …READ MORE
By Tom Axworthy, John Monahan and Natalie Brender
Published in the Globe and Mail, December 20, 2011.
As Canada’s focus on Libya shifts from the drama of regime change to the challenges of peace building and reconstruction, could the …READ MORE
In my role as CIPS Blog editor, I’m happy to present what is probably not the first, and likely won’t be the last, ‘best-reads’ list that you’ll be seeing this year. However, it does have the virtue of being distinctive …READ MORE
“Africa Rising” declared The Economist’s front page last week. How things change! Eleven years ago, the front page of the same prestigious weekly declared Africa “The Hopeless Continent”. Then a young soldier brandishing an RPG peered menacingly at the …READ MORE
Depuis quelques jours, alors que la crise de la dette publique fait rage en Europe, une rumeur persistante à propos d’une très prochaine dévaluation du franc CFA est dans toutes les conversations. Rappelons que dans le cadre de l’accord monétaire …READ MORE
Yesterday, Canada and the United States announced a security and economic cooperation plan similar in style and substance to the 2005 Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). It’s worth recalling, therefore, that the SPP died of neglect shortly …READ MORE
So the Canadian government is apparently planning, according to numerous media reports, to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. The Environment Minister, Peter Kent, refuses to confirm or deny the reports.
The surprise should perhaps precisely be that this …READ MORE
As the prognosis for the global economy gets darker by the day, we are hearing one word over and over: austerity. The British government has announced that it will extend its austerity measures past the next election in 2015. In …READ MORE
This week, Valentin Inzko, an Austrian diplomat currently acting as High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereafter Bosnia), came to the University of Ottawa to speak about the Dayton Agreement, a 1995 peace deal ending a war that had left …READ MORE
The Government last week paid tribute to Canadian Forces who served in the recently-concluded NATO mission in Libya. It was a welcome gesture to those who serve Canada abroad, often with little or no recognition at all. And it was …READ MORE
At the NATO Lisbon Summit in 2010, the U.S. and its allies expressed the hope that Russia would become a partner in a new missile defense system designed to protect Europe from a nuclear-armed ‘rogue’ state such as Iran. Those …READ MORE
par Justin Massie
Suite aux élections de mai, le ministre des Affaires étrangères, John Baird, s’est vu confier la tâche de réviser la politique actuelle et d’élaborer un nouveau document avec l’espoir de permettre à Ottawa de mieux anticiper l’environnement …READ MORE