OPINION

Why Pakistan should stay a Canadian aid priority

Why Pakistan should stay a Canadian aid priority

Canada seeks greater equality for women and to lower the number of child and forced marriages. Yet scrapping Pakistan as a focus country is a step in the wrong direction.


Canada should do more to help Iraq

Support refugees, impose sanctions and flex diplomatic muscles on Iraq's neighbours.


What remains unlearned from the First World War

Perspectives of peace advocates, other civil society groups and women were dismissed at the time and continue to be under-represented in mainstream histories.


Israel, Hamas restart the dance of death

In terms of domestic politics, both sides have already accomplished what they came for—but since neither can acknowledge publicly that that’s all the war was really about, they end up raising wholly unrealistic demands at the ceasefire talks. And the war continues.



Understanding Russia’s proxy war in eastern Ukraine

Canada should send more material and financial support.


The key to Canadian prosperity is processing before exporting

We urgently need decisive political leadership to design and implement value-added policies.


We must do more to prevent wars from degenerating into barbarism

150 years ago, the first Geneva Convention enshrined the idea in international law that even during war, a certain degree of humanity must be preserved. That’s easier said than done.


How we ended up with such a mess in Iraq

Both there and in Afghanistan, the US relied too much on military solutions and too little on political reconciliation, writes Haroon Siddiqui.


Developing new medicines takes time

It takes more than a decade of research, development and testing to bring a new medication to market. With treatments and vaccines for Ebola, we are close, but still not there yet.


Canada's contradictory defence procurement strategy

There is no clear indication whether the priority is to supply both the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard with needed equipment in a timely manner, or to use these purchases to promote Canada’s economic interests.


The pull of history towards peace

Forget the ugly, violent summer of 2014. The world as a whole now has the most hopeful prospect for peace in the last several centuries.


Citizenship fraud: Real or overstated?

Government must find the right balance between system integrity and accessibility.


Immigration: Another victim in the Ebola crisis?

You can’t put a surgical mask around Canada and close the door.


For MH17 victims, justice may never come

Precedent suggests acrimonious, inconclusive finger-pointing to no ultimate result.


Strange things under the Ottawa sun

The Harper Conservatives have been as revolutionary or reactionary a government that Canada has ever seen. But it has been change through subterfuge, duplicity and artifice—not with shouting from the barricades.


Stand by Iraq for the sake of your own people

Iraq's ambassador to Canada calls upon the international community to help stop terrorism in his country.


Collateral damage or mass murder?

The US shot down an Iranian civilian airliner with 290 people aboard in 1988. Yet that incident was treated very differently than the MH17 tragedy.


Trade and human rights: not an either-or proposition

Through aid and trade, Canada stands to help Honduras tackle its many challenges.


Want to really support Israel? Drop the partisan sniping

Real leadership requires that the government work with the opposition and release a joint statement in support of the Israeli cause.


This Week's Issue
policy briefings

July 23, 2014