A Nation in Transition: Afghan Perspectives on Society, Politics, and Economics, 2004 and 2018, Part 1
- January 23, 2019
For the last year or so, I have been researching China’s contributions to UN peacekeeping. It has been an interesting journey, culminating in a new CIPS report, 30 years of Chinese Peacekeeping, which will be launched on January 24, …READ MORE
The Trump administration has not had much to say about Africa, and what little it has said has been mostly nonsense or offensive, or both. First there was the President’s infamous “sx!#hole” comment, then his faint praise for the non-existent …READ MORE
By John Gruetzner
Canada is currently exploring the parameters permitted under USMCA Article 32.10 for realistic mechanisms to improve its commercial position in the Chinese market.
In the Joint Outcomes of the First Canada–China Economic and Strategic Dialogue, the Government …READ MORE
Rather than cozying up to non-market economies, Canada should support Taiwan’s inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Trade diversification seems increasingly important to Canada, especially after US President Donald Trump’s heavy-handed negotiations on the new US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). …READ MORE
by Philip Calvert
Canada has announced a change of tack in its pursuit of free trade with China. Instead of pursuing a broad free trade agreement, Canada will seek reductions in Chinese tariffs through bilateral sectoral agreements. The agriculture sector …READ MORE
There is a strong narrative developing around the non-market economy article 32.10 in the proposed United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). Various commentaries have gone as far as saying that the clause is in effect a choice between the United States or …READ MORE
Patrick Leblond and Pascale Massot
Ottawa provided welcome news with its recent announcement of a fall meeting with multiple nations to discuss the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
It confirmed that the Trudeau government is not shifting its …READ MORE
Srdjan Vucetic, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Bentley B. Allan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Ted Hopf, Provost Chair Professor of Political Science, National University of Singapore…READ MORE
China’s increased censorship of foreign websites came to light on May 15, when it was reported that Air Canada had changed the drop-down menus of its destinations to show Taiwan’s capital Taipei as part of China. Air Canada’s capitulation to …READ MORE
When I received Air Canada’s promotional email about a worldwide seat sale this week, I immediately checked their website to book my August trip to Taipei. To my surprise, the list of destinations had been changed to read “Taipei, China” …READ MORE
“The Chinese are coming” may sound like a melodramatic note from a bygone Cold War, but it has been updated for a new reality of Chinese global economic expansion. Developing and developed economies alike have felt its impact. Now, one …READ MORE
At the dawn of 2018, anxiety and uncertainty seem to loom over the horizon. The most obvious risks come from North Korea, with its missile tests and threats to use nuclear warheads against the United States. President Trump’s threatening rhetoric …READ MORE