OPINION

CETA at the Canada-EU Summit: Photo-ops and election strategy

CETA at the Canada-EU Summit: Photo-ops and election strategy

Lame-duck Barroso visits campaigner Harper.


The missing Americans

There's an asymmetry in Canada-US academic relations.


White coats in the field, not boots on the ground

Some speaking notes for Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the UN.


Canadian mining in Guatemala: Human rights at risk

Canada must adopt binding human rights standards for companies operating abroad.


North-South Institute’s demise: A blow to independent policy research

Its closure weakens the Canadian struggle against global poverty.


Rosh Hashanah, a time to trumpet Israeli wines

The inaugural Global Grapes column introduces you to a chardonnay with a citrus aroma, and a spicy, earthy cabernet sauvignon.


For price puzzles, looks can be deceiving

Bank of Canada research shows deviations from a single price are not as large or as persistent as many believe.


How digital policy will influence the Canada-US relationship

We're making sure that what we're paying for and what we're supporting as Canadians is being disseminated to Canadians in a digital way.


Beyond the Border must go beyond its boundaries

Beyond the Border has brought us pretty far but is nowhere near yesterday's story. There's still a lot to be done.


One or two Ukraines?

It is important to recall that Russia has a history of absorbing huge human, military and financial costs where its perceived vital interests are concerned.


Canada should champion water, sanitation and hygiene

Reflections on this month's World Water Week in Sweden.


The case for science diplomacy

Canada can be a bigger player in the global science theatre.


Inside Putin's mind

We need to understand better the world view and goals of Russia's leader.


Ebola is Canada's responsibility in Sierra Leone

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 major powers must unite behind the UN

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.


Migration is the real story

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.


Canada needs stronger relations with Mexico

A return to soft power could help Canada step ahead with the burgeoning economic force.


Time to move on International Education Strategy

Far from a luxury, industry needs students to have global experiences, to gain a cultural awareness that can’t come from a textbook.


Cold war or common security—our choice

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.


Let's move from dangerous military posturing to serious negotiations

Opinion leaders appear to be demanding that NATO ramp up the very military posturing that could bring war ever closer.


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