• How History Helps Us Uncover the Real Successes of Middle Power Internationalism

    How History Helps Us Uncover the Real Successes of Middle Power Internationalism

    • July 15, 2018

    Heidi TworekAssistant Professor in International History, University of British Columbia, and Visiting Fellow, Center for History and Economics, Harvard University

    Over 15 years ago, Barry Buzan and Richard Little lamented that international relations had long sustained “a dominant …

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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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  • Why Canada Should NOT Move its Embassy to Jerusalem

    Why Canada Should NOT Move its Embassy to Jerusalem

    • June 5, 2018

    by Jon Allen and Alan Freeman

    For President Donald Trump and many Israelis, the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem is simply “a recognition of reality,” the fact that Jerusalem and not Tel Aviv is the functioning capital …

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  • Alternative Facts, Chinese Style

    Alternative Facts, Chinese Style

    • May 25, 2018

    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 …

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  • The G7: Hard Talk or a Sleepwalk?

    The G7: Hard Talk or a Sleepwalk?

    • May 24, 2018

    by Jeremy Kinsman

    As the Charlevoix G7 approaches, there is some question as to how the June 8–9 summit could play out as a Trumpian disaster. As veteran diplomat Jeremy Kinsman writes, if the disruptive president plays skunk at the

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