OPINION

Development actors needed at humanitarian table

Development actors needed at humanitarian table

Development actors have not necessarily integrated displaced persons into their programs.


Eastbound and down

The centre of gravity of the world economy is moving south and east.


Budget 2015: We can’t afford growing inequality

Too little Canadian funding has been going to reproductive health care and family planning.


Public diplomacy remains an effective advocacy tool

The best agents of influence are those who shape the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s leaders.


Clothes and the politician

A “needless concession” a few years ago is today a political necessity, only the victims have changed.


Canada's Arctic Council chairmanship a substantial success

Canada has maintained its position as a leader of Arctic co-operation.


Asian infrastructure bank sets sail without Canada

The Harper government’s decision to hold off is mystifying many and raises bigger questions about Canada’s Asia strategy.


India’s dismal record on freedom of expression poses risk to Canada

As a potential future preferential trading partner, Mr. Harper should speak with Mr. Modi about India’s vague, overly broad, and overlapping laws that violate freedom of expression.


Seeking a moderate majority in Israel-Palestine

Common ground is often found by seeking out common interests.


Canadians in Myanmar to boost democratic governance

Parliamentary Centre mission set out to help ensure a strong parliament.


Foreign worker deportations are perverse aberration

Instead of punishing the companies involved, the federal government decided to deal with the problems by acting against defenceless workers.


Anti-cluster bomb action should start in Syria

Canada now has obligations to help lessen the suffering of Syrians injured by cluster munitions.


Iran deal good for disarmament

Serious cuts by nuclear weapon states to their arsenals will not happen as long as they can claim cheaters can't be reined in. This deal confirms non-proliferation can work in tough cases.


Diplomacy wins in Iran

Deal heartening to witness in a region that has seen more than its share of bloodshed.


Breaking the poo taboo

Open defecation and diarrheal diseases are daily realities for 2.5 billion people in developing countries. It’s time to get universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030, writes comedian Ron James.


The convenience of perpetual war

It is ironic that, as we near our 150th anniversary as a country, we have become one of the world’s warmongers.


TB isn’t a problem of the past

It’s still killing 1.5 million people a year.


Iraq mission extension should have been a free vote

Party politics eclipsed well-considered debate.


Why Canada must be part of the AIIB

And why the Chinese-led Asian investment bank matters for global liberal order.


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Join on the right terms

Decision-making talk should be held mostly between banking lawyers, not politicians.


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