Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

The soon to be departing economic counsellor at the Greek Embassy in Ottawa says the job of the diplomat is evolving, but there is one rule that does not change when it comes to having a successful career in the foreign service: keeping perspective.

Finding Common Ground as Smaller Siblings

New Zealand was named the most peaceful country in the world in a recent study, but the new deputy high commissioner to Canada says her country's eyes are trained on a place that is about as far from peaceful as can be—Afghanistan.

Search and Rescue Needs Taking Hold

As Arctic traffic increases and the Conservative government's gaze continues to be drawn northwards, experts say one aspect of the "northern dimension," search and rescue, remains under-serviced and ill-prepared, a problem which could have tragic consequences.

Americas Focus Offers Opportunities

Canada and Spain have always had a cordial if not close relationship, but the European nation's new ambassador in Ottawa says with Canada focusing on Latin America, the time is ripe for the two countries to forge closer ties.

The Fragile State of Human Rights in Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and the second largest recipient of Canadian foreign aid dollars after Afghanistan.

Cannon Identifies 1915 as Genocide Date

In an apparent about-face from comments made in April by a parliamentary secretary in the House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, in committee on Monday, referred only to the year 1915 to describe the "suffering that the Ottomans inflicted upon the Armenians." On April 24, Rick Dykstra, parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, referred to the Armenian genocide of 1915 to 1923, the first public use by a Canadian official of those dates.

Selling Panama, Canal and All

When diplomats arrive in Canada to settle into their new life, there is usually a period of adjustment. But when the new chargé d'affaires from Panama, Juventino Aparicio, arrived, he found his bearings relatively quickly.

Taking Control of Our Message

Branding Canada: Projecting Canada's Soft Power through Public Diplomacy
By Evan H.

Envoy Championed Women's Rights

Morocco's recently arrived ambassador says her country is ready to be a "bridge" between Canada and the rest of the world.

Speaking with Embassy from her office overlooking the Rideau Canal, Nouzha Chekrouni says she hopes that the relationship between her country and Canada can continue to grow as she attempts to shrink the ocean—described as a mere "roadway between two sidewalks" by one of her aides—that lies between the two nations.

Kandahar Aid Focus Detrimental: Officials

This past March, a group of Afghan officials, including two former foreign ministers, arrived in Dubai for a meeting initiated by Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S.

  
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