Helping Afghans deal with climate-induced emergencies could aid in addressing the drivers of unending conflict and instability in the long-term.
On January 28, Kabul received its first snowfall of the winter season, which had started almost two months earlier. The …READ MORE
As part of its development, peace and security programming, Global Affairs Canada sends election observers to monitor foreign elections in countries where electoral processes are weak or developing. Its election observation efforts are part of GAC’s programs to support the …READ MORE
As Trump consolidates his position as Republican front runner, Canada must prepare for his possible new administration to ensure access to the vital US market.
Following the Republican primary result in New Hampshire this , Canada is not the …READ MORE
How is Canada at a point where there is no record of one in five of the international students with study permits studying at college or university here, with the no show rate over 90% at some private colleges? How …READ MORE
As Canada begins a public inquiry on foreign interference this week, the behaviour of China’s diplomats may come into the spotlight in ways that Canada’s Ambassador to China Jennifer May describes as “deeply uncomfortable.” Just a fortnight after Taiwan’s presidential …READ MORE
As we head into the last half of the UN’s Agenda 2030, my progressive friends and colleagues continue to denounce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as “neoliberal” or even “the continuation of coloniality and a legitimisation of …READ MORE
On January 13, the Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan) held presidential and legislative elections, keeping the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the presidency with 40.05% of the vote going to incumbent vice-president William Lai. Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, or KMT) …READ MORE
The latest Taiwanese elections constitute a fine example of democratic success that must be celebrated at a time when liberal democracies are threatened more than ever from within by populist movements and from without by authoritarian regimes. The vigor of …READ MORE
The Senate has weighed in on the reform of Canada’s foreign service. Its Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s report of early December owes much to the experienced hands of its chair and vice-chair, Senators Peter Boehm and …READ MORE
Trade policy used to be about bringing down market access barriers so that goods, services, and ideas could move freely. In that world, the market determined the flows of trade. But, as a Washington Post editorial recently put it, that …READ MORE
As nearly 100,000 delegates descend upon Dubai for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s annual Conference of the Parties (COP), a fundamental question arises: What is a COP for? Here I argue that – while some good things are …READ MORE
Western countries have repeatedly deployed sanctions against Russia, targeting its activities and seeking to punish individuals and organisations. However, profiles of key security actors reveal three recurring issues with sanctions declarations: basic factual errors; the neglect of key actors; and …READ MORE