The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), hosted by the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Ottawa, provides a unique space in Canada for the exchange of ideas about international issues among policy analysts, academics, ambassadors, practitioners, activists, civil society leaders, journalists, politicians, and others.

One of the top 60 Foreign Policy Blogs in the world — and widely read by government officials, academics across Canada, journalists, and students — the CIPS Blog delivers hard-hitting analysis on international issues and Canadian foreign policy in both official languages. Our weekly bilingual newsletter announcing new blogs and events reaches over 4500 people.

The CIPS blog covers all areas of the world and any international issue, including the following:

  • International Trade, Economy
  • Aboriginal Peoples
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Migration and Refugees
  • Health, Sports
  • Environment
  • Science, Technology
  • International Law, Human Rights
  • International Security, Defence and Intelligence, Peacekeeping
  • Canadian Foreign Policy, Democracy, the United Nations
  • International Development, Foreign Aid

Articles must be written by subject-matter experts who are University of Ottawa professors or post-docs, or by guest speakers at CIPS events. On occasion, by invitation only, the blog will publish contributions from experts not affiliated with the University of Ottawa.

  • Articles must be between 600 and 1000 words. The 1000-word maximum is strictly enforced.
  • Articles should contain hyperlinks but not footnotes or in-text citations.
  • The CIPS Blog uses Canadian spelling (Canadian Oxford Dictionary) and style.

Blog posts will appear in their original language of composition only — French or English. In rare instances, individual posts may be translated and made available in both languages.

The opinions expressed on the CIPS Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CIPS.

Please send submissions to CIPS Blog Editor Renée Shroyer at [email protected] or [email protected].


CIPS is fully committed to protecting Canadian copyright legislation. All CIPS members, associates, assistants and contributors must comply with applicable Canadian copyright laws and regulations.  For additional guidance, see A guide to copyright (, as well as Asking for permission | Library (

The following presentation created by Andrea Lobel, the University of Ottawa’s Copyright Services Librarian, may also be helpful to you: Copyright at the University of Ottawa – Image Use. For further copyright-related questions, please contact Andrea Lobel: [email protected]