Reflections on this month's World Water Week in Sweden.
Since Canada’s failure to win a UN Security Council term, Sierra Leone has provided the main opportunity for Canada to address the global security forum.
The failure of the major powers to overcome their narrow, short-term interests has crippled the UN’s ability to enforce the peace and security of the world.
Central America's children at America's doorstep; Israel's battles with Gaza; Russia's strong-arming of Ukraine—they're all connected by this little-understood phenomenon.
A return to soft power could help Canada step ahead with the burgeoning economic force.
Far from a luxury, industry needs students to have global experiences, to gain a cultural awareness that can’t come from a textbook.
As NATO can only deploy forces once it has the political consensus of its members, its new spearhead isn’t likely to be any more rapid than the current force. Another option exists.
Opinion leaders appear to be demanding that NATO ramp up the very military posturing that could bring war ever closer.
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.
Support refugees, impose sanctions and flex diplomatic muscles on Iraq's neighbours.
Perspectives of peace advocates, other civil society groups and women were dismissed at the time and continue to be under-represented in mainstream histories.
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.
Canada should send more material and financial support.
We urgently need decisive political leadership to design and implement value-added policies.
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.
Both there and in Afghanistan, the US relied too much on military solutions and too little on political reconciliation, writes Haroon Siddiqui.
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.