The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered force in 1994 and has been ratified by almost all countries, is the leading international institution working on climate change. The Conference of the Parties (COP) supervises implementation of …READ MORE
Contrarianism is always useful for making a splashy headline—and it was perhaps that impulse that led journalist and author David Rieff to publish a New York Times op-ed this week with the ominous title “R2P, R.I.P.”. “At first glance,” he …READ MORE
Lest we forget…
Published on November 11, 2011 in the Globe and Mail.
The latest United Nations report on Iran’s nuclear program has further raised tensions. While the report was notable for its candour, it carefully avoided making definitive statements on two …READ MORE
Canadian Abousfian Abdelrazik is on the U.S. Security Council’s Al Qaida sanctions committee list. His assets are frozen and he is subject to an international travel ban. His case generated substantial notoriety when the Canadian government resisted his repatriation from …READ MORE
This essay first appeared on the Taiwan 2012 blog.
Indigenous people, accounting for about 2% of Taiwan’s population, are unlikely to influence the 2012 presidential election outcomes. Nonetheless, the relative success of the candidates in indigenous communities may influence …READ MORE
On Thursday and Friday of this week, the leaders of the G20 will meet in Cannes to discuss the numerous problems that the world economy is currently experiencing. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether they will be able …READ MORE
par David Grondin
Cela fait plusieurs années que les Forces canadiennes sont passées maîtres du faire beaucoup avec peu; le Canada fait peu d’envieux, mais son personnel est qualifié et réputé pour savoir tirer le maximum d’un matériel qui n’est …READ MORE
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on September 13, 2007, with 144 states in favour, 11 abstentions, and 4 votes against. Canada, like Australia, New Zealand, and the United …READ MORE
Recession is again at the world economy’s door, with confidence plummeting and investors, businesses and consumers lacking the trust in the future that is necessary to create economic growth. In Europe, the euro crisis seemed to have reached some kind …READ MORE
The Responsibility to Protect may indeed protect some civilians, but unfortunately it also facilitates atrocities against others. Writing last week about the end of NATO’s mission in Libya, Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock proclaimed it as ‘A victory for the …READ MORE
On Oct. 27, the United Nations Security Council voted to end international military operations in Libya as of November 1. For NATO, the completion of its mission in Libya represents a rare clear-cut victory. As Michael Clarke, director of the …READ MORE
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