by Stephen Brown and Hunter McGill
Ten years ago, the Canadian parliament unanimously passed the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, following years of intensive lobbying by Canadian civil society organizations. Prior to 2008, Canada had not had any legislation …READ MORE
By Jeremy Kinsman
The summer of 2018 has shaken the rules-based world order that emerged from the devastation of the Second World War. A rogue president of the United States has apparently chosen unilateralism and nationalist competition over the multilateral …READ MORE
By Jeremy Kinsman
Part 1 of this article appears here.
Though Trump’s electoral victory was a shock, allies hoped it was hyperbole when Trump declared in his inaugural address in January, 2017, that he placed the interests of America …READ MORE
“Women’s participation in the peacebuilding process increases by 35% the probability that a peace agreement will last for at least 15 years.” Or does it?
“If you want to make peace sustainable, include women in the peacebuilding process.” Over the …READ MORE
Patrick Leblond and Pascale Massot
Ottawa provided welcome news with its recent announcement of a fall meeting with multiple nations to discuss the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
It confirmed that the Trudeau government is not shifting its …READ MORE
Asli Ilgit, Cukurova University
Audie Klotz, Syracuse University
Once again, pundits predict the downfall of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Why? Her migration policies appear to fuel the rise of the nationalist …READ MORE
Srdjan Vucetic, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Bentley B. Allan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Ted Hopf, Provost Chair Professor of Political Science, National University of Singapore…READ MORE
The British Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has produced two reports on collusion in rendition (the legal term for shipping someone from one jurisdiction to another) and torture operations in the US-led War on Terror. They remind us in blunt …READ MORE
Rita Abrahamsen, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, and Director of CIPS
When President Donald Trump reneged on his commitment to the G7 Communiqué after the Charlevoix Summit in June, it was but one …READ MORE
Louise Riis Andersen, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
The return of geopolitics and the rise of populism have reinforced crude and divisive distinctions between “us” and “them.” As a result, the notions of collective security and the …READ MORE
Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor in International History, University of British Columbia, and Visiting Fellow, Center for History and Economics, Harvard University
Over 15 years ago, Barry Buzan and Richard Little lamented that international relations had long sustained “a dominant …READ MORE
Jean-François Drolet, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University, London
Michael C. Williams, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Each day seems to bring a new body-blow to the liberal international order. Longstanding alliances are strained. …READ MORE
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