OPINION

Putin’s Russia is not Hitler’s Germany, but—

Putinâs Russia is not Hitlerâs Germany, butâ

There are some similarities between the two.


Taiwan’s inclusion in the TPP could be Canada’s win

The TPP without Taiwan will generate limited economic gains because most countries involved already have free trade agreements with each other.


The hostage dilemma

In the shadows there is an array of examples of governments who do pay to have their citizens released—or at least facilitate the payment of ransom by intermediaries.


Changing the Canada channel in Asia

This is South Korea’s fourth agreement in this hemisphere. If this were the PanAm games Canada wouldn’t be on the podium.


The Canadian absence

All too frequently, foreign policy authors neglect Canada. Two recent books are good examples of this tendency.


Celebrate Canadian bubbly

Why look further afield for sparkling wines this holiday season?


Cheer up: A list of events to anticipate in 2015

There’s no guarantee that 2015 will bring us peace and happiness, but there are scheduled events that have the capacity for moving the world’s human security agenda forward.


Canada's refugee services: Victim of a hostile takeover

Looking back over 2014 it is encouraging to see that many Canadians have stayed true to Canada’s reputation of generosity for refugees, despite discouraging signals from our political leaders.


Canada should help feed Sierra Leone

Under the scourge of Ebola, the country faces a shortage of rice, a staple food.


Water and sanitation: Slow progress, not enough funding

Too much money is being invested in finding or making clean water, and not enough in containing the waste that contaminates it.


We need the political courage to act on climate change

We must act decisively now, with ambition and collectively.


When universities go global, everyone benefits

Just 3.1 per cent of full-time undergrads in Canada had an international experience in 2012-13.


South African wine's seal of approval

Certification schemes ensure not only quality but environmental sustainability.


Syrian refugee crisis: Canada must act

If Canadians had the chance to meet people like Ibrahim, I have no doubt that our government would respond more appropriately to the worst refugee crisis the world has seen in decades.


More execution than revolution

Canada's foreign policy stems from a government determined to diminish the influence of interest groups who stand in opposition to its agenda.


Ebola crisis should be a wake-up call for aid community

Despite the dedication of several players, some emergencies continue to push us well beyond our ability to respond effectively.


‘Wine reflects the culture of a nation’

Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor fêtes an award-winning dry wine from his eastern European country.


A signature failure

The most recent report confirms that the overall impact of Canada’s Dahla Dam-related work is hard to measure.


Kudos for including local procurement in extractives CSR policy

Buying local creates jobs and income, transfers skills and technology to host communities and helps to build domestic business networks.


EU, NATO getting closer: Good news?

They face the threat of ‘hybrid warfare,’ or what NATO calls conflicts involving ‘multilayered efforts to destabilize a functioning state and polarize its society.’


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November 26, 2014