- April 12, 2019
Refugee advocates in Canada breathed a sigh of relief in October of 2015. Immediately upon the election of the Liberals under the leadership of Justin Trudeau, the doors opened to thousands of Syrian refugees. Tens of thousands of Syrians have …READ MORE
When President Donald Trump announced that the United States was going to delay hiking tariffs on Chinese goods, investors breathed a sigh of relief. Here was a reduction in the risk of an escalation in the trade spat between the …READ MORE
The confrontation between Canada and China set off by the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has escalated to near-crisis proportions. Canadian citizens have been detained, diplomats dismissed, ominous words uttered. Blame for the situation has been dispersed liberally. Canada …READ MORE
The US government has revealed more of its hand in its looming legal battle against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Two separate US grand jury indictments against the company were unsealed on Monday, alleging criminal misconduct on the part of …READ MORE
The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were created in 1944, in the closing months of WWII. The Bretton Woods conference was the Allies’ vehicle for rebuilding a shattered Europe, relying on European and American leadership. This …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
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 Jeremy Kinsman
Many times in the past two years, people have told me they’ve never seen Donald Trump laugh.
So, what would it take?
A sure bet would be if — after the mid-term elections that bore very ominous …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
Ten years ago, on 3 October 2008, President George W. Bush signed the “Troubled Assets Relief Program” (TARP), promising $700 billion to support banks and companies hit by the global financial crisis. As Congress passed this historic bill, it seemed …READ MORE
Lauchlan T. Munro
School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Should we be surprised that a senior official in the Trump administration has admitted to thwarting the president’s expressed wishes and intentions? I for one am not. …READ MORE
By Jeremy Kinsman
The summer of 2018 has shaken the rules-based world order that emerged from the devastation of the Second World War. A rogue president of the United States has apparently chosen unilateralism and nationalist competition over the multilateral …READ MORE