- December 12, 2018
I was invited to talk about fragile states at the annual meeting of the Conference of Defence Associations in Ottawa on Thursday. As it turned out, however, I spent most of my time speaking about Iran.
I couldn’t help myself. …READ MORE
Like its sister networks sponsored by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), the International Theory Network (ITN) aims to create opportunities for students share to their ideas and develop a research community. To that end, a group of students …READ MORE
C’est un fait ! La Chine est de plus en plus présente en Afrique. Les formes que prennent ses interventions sont toutes autant différentes de celles des partenaires « traditionnels » des pays les moins avancés. Ceci est particulièrement vrai …READ MORE
The Russian veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria has had leaders and pundits in the West lining up to denounce the Russians, accusing them of revealing their autocratic tendencies and putting their own narrow trading interests (for …READ MORE
In 2001, the United States government selected Lockheed Martin (over Boeing) to lead in the development of the F-35, a fifth-generation fighter aircraft for use by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Along with several other U.S. allies, Canada …READ MORE
On February 2, eminent international relations scholar Peter Katzenstein (of Cornell University) spoke to an overflowing CIPS audience on the theme “Beyond the West: Civilizations in World Politics”. Having edited three volumes on world civilizations and international politics, Katzenstein began …READ MORE
par Justin Massie
Le mardi, 31 janvier 2012, le titre de Dassault Aviation s’est envolé rapidement à la bourse de Paris. Avant 17 heures, le constructeur aéronautique français gagnait près de 22% en valeur boursière. Cette hausse tient pour l’essentiel …READ MORE
This essay is excerpted from a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Commentary, published online February 7, 2012.
The recent ministerial meeting, held in Geneva in December, demonstrated that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is resilient but changed as …READ MORE
On February 4th, 2012, the UN Security Council witnessed what could be one of the first salvos in a new cold war focused on democracy and human rights. A double veto by Russia and China defeated the resolution …READ MORE
Why base policy on facts and evidence when you can exploit fear instead? It doesn’t take a psychologist to know that fear is a much more powerful motivator than boring old rational argument. Political scientists have long studied the use …READ MORE
“Canada is what I like to call a ‘smart power’,” Foreign Minister John Baird declared in a major speech in Israel last week. That’s reassuring, although as a means of distinguishing our foreign policy it is likely to prove elusive. …READ MORE
While waiting for the Moscow archives to deliver up their secrets last week, I popped into the Russian capital’s largest bookstore, Biblio Globus, to check out the history section—and while there, I took a very quick look at the politics …READ MORE