- January 20, 2021
The incoming Biden-Harris administration is positioned to serve as a no-nonsense clean-up crew and a bridge to the demographic future of the U.S., their most significant impact on the future course of the country, will be in the area of electoral …READ MORE
This memorandum addresses key structural challenges within Global Affairs Canada (GAC). You will have spoken to some of your predecessors about these issues. None of them in the past five years tackled GAC’s problems seriously. All of them, as a result, found their …READ MORE
In the face of threats to the nation, clear-eyed recognition of the facts is imperative. Indeed, if there is one big lesson from the last four years, surely it must be that truth matters. And the truth is that what …READ MORE
The siege of the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters follows identifiable paths and patterns of election violence seen around the world.
Election violence is rarely spontaneous. It is intentionally organized in order to influence the process and outcome …READ MORE
In the early 1960s, a scholar named John Burton sought to challenge realist theory related to the resolution of conflicts. Burton, who had formerly been a high-ranking Australian diplomat, sought other ways to address deep-seated conflicts than through the application of …READ MORE
The State-based system of international governance that evolved from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 is struggling in the face of contemporary realities. Today, developments in technology permit instantaneous movement of capital and information, quick movement of goods, and the simultaneous …READ MORE
There is a significant change taking place across the global south, as international development agencies are taking a less prominent role in promoting development and democracy.
Over the past five years, various crises have undermined cooperation and cohesion in the …READ MORE
On 29 November, Swiss voters gathered for a referendum. They affirmed that the country’s constitution should be amended to impose human rights due diligence (HRDD) requirements on multinational firms headquartered in Switzerland. The proposed amendment, which would require companies to …READ MORE
In the wake of Mr. Biden’s election victory, the foreign policy commentariat is brimming with optimism. With a committed internationalist in the White House and a woman as Vice-President, the world stage seems set for a return to happier times.
In …READ MORE
Despite the substantial victory of President-Elect Joseph Biden in the 2020 election, democracy in the US and indeed in the entire democratic world may well be in dire trouble. Proof of this is the results of a Monmouth Poll on …READ MORE
When confronted by the very difficult decisions created by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, our political leaders have been seduced time and time again into a dangerous kind of wishful thinking. Instead of acting decisively to save lives, …READ MORE
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