• Understanding “Ethnic Conflict”

    Understanding “Ethnic Conflict”

    • October 7, 2018

    By Marie-Eve Desrosiers and Srdjan Vucetic

    “Ethnic conflict” elicits no shortage of strong scholarly opinion and debate. But what exactly is the causal relationship between ethnicity and violence? And what does “causal” mean in this context anyway? Since ethnic conflict …

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  • Germany: Yet Another Migration Debate?

    Germany: Yet Another Migration Debate?

    • August 1, 2018

    Asli Ilgit, Cukurova University

    Audie Klotz, Syracuse University

    Once again, pundits predict the downfall of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Why? Her migration policies appear to fuel the rise of the nationalist …

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  • In Defence of Liberal Internationalism?

    In Defence of Liberal Internationalism?

    • July 15, 2018

    Alexandra GheciuAssociate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, and Associate Director of CIPS

    At first glance, the recent — unprecedentedly acrimonious — G7 Summit had a silver lining: it seemed to demonstrate that …

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  • Small States vs. Middle Powers — What’s the Difference?

    Small States vs. Middle Powers — What’s the Difference?

    • July 15, 2018

    Njord WeggeSenior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

    In early June 2018, Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide expressed in an interview with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) that Norway, as a “middle-sized economy,” benefited from …

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  • Has the G7 Lost its Mojo?

    Has the G7 Lost its Mojo?

    • June 17, 2018

    After a series of sessions on global trade and the key Canadian priorities of gender equality and climate change, the highly anticipated two-day Group of Seven (G7) summit ended Saturday afternoon in Charlevoix, Quebec.

    There had been hopes for a …

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  • Arms Exports and Feminist Foreign Policy

    Arms Exports and Feminist Foreign Policy

    • April 11, 2018

    In recent years, we’ve seen a number of depressing political shifts in the Euro-Atlantic area — but the rise of feminist foreign policies is not among them.

    The trend was set in 2014 when Margot Wallström was named foreign minister

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