- November 26, 2020
Canada prides itself on a global image as a human rights champion. Yet, behind high prison walls, rights violations take place with impunity. Canada has a solitary confinement problem, and it needs to get fixed.
Solitary confinement was the brainchild …READ MORE
Le Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec vient d’entrer dans une phase de réflexion pour recalibrer sa présence à l’étranger. Un redéploiement des bureaux et délégations québécoises est un exercice nécessaire afin de s’adapter aux …READ MORE
On August 18th, officers from the Malian armed forces led a coup d’état against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his government. They detained the President, his Prime Minister, and other senior officials, and forced Keïta (known by his …READ MORE
It’s not the kind of statement that comforts the faithful. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, told a press conference last month that we are “steering in uncertain waters. No one knows exactly what is going …READ MORE
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump was hostile towards the Iranian regime. He withdrew the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement and he embarked on a policy of “Maximum Pressure Campaign,” the most stringent sanctions regime ever imposed on a country in …READ MORE
One of the most important jobs that states have is to protect their citizens, from threats of all kinds, including terrorist threats. States protect citizens from terrorism by adopting policies to prevent it and punish it. In my book, How …READ MORE
For reading week this year we asked CIPS‘ distinguished members to recommend a novel to their students (and to all students of good writing).
For over twenty …READ MORE
October 27 marks the 90th anniversary of the “Musha Incident” – a Taiwanese historical trauma unknown to most Canadians. Yet, Musha says much to Canada-Taiwan relations. A defining characteristic of Taiwan is that, despite Chinese settlement since the 17…READ MORE
As the world celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, it is time to address difficult questions about the future of the organization that emerged from the ashes of the Second World War. Can the UN …READ MORE
In the past six months, Chinese foreign policy appears to have taken a dramatic and aggressive turn. China has lashed out at Australia for questioning its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, bolstered its claims in the South China Sea, stepped …READ MORE
The intelligence alliance, now known as the Five Eyes, was born in the early days of the Cold War and was the product of a perceived existential threat posed by the Soviet Union. There was a desperate need for intelligence, …READ MORE
The US National Security Agency (NSA) is by far the largest and best-resourced of the Five Eyes SIGINT partners. The four other members of the partnership, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the Australian Signals …READ MORE