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  • Best Friends, Eh? The Arctic, Keystone XL and the Canada-United States Relationship in 2015

    Best Friends, Eh? The Arctic, Keystone XL and the Canada-United States Relationship in 2015

    Canada and the United States enjoy one of the most fruitful relationship in the world. Yet, several points of contention have appeared in recent years over the Northwest Passage and, more importantly, the Keystone XL pipelines. Such...

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  • Brazil: The Crash of the Chicken

    Brazil: The Crash of the Chicken

    With its economies and politicians in trouble, is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Cynics have long described Brazil’s development path as “the flight of the chicken:” brief spurts of growth, sometimes spectacular, followed by more...

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  • ASEAN – New Zealand Political and Security Relations

    ASEAN – New Zealand Political and Security Relations

    ASEAN’s relationship with New Zealand started as early as 1975. Two years later, ASEAN leaders had a summit meeting with New Zealand’s leader in Kuala Lumpur. Since then the dia- logue relations have developed into a close partnership in many...

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  • ‘Outdated’ Iran Policy Makes Canada a Global Outlier

    ‘Outdated’ Iran Policy Makes Canada a Global Outlier

    Keeping the status quo will isolate Canada, affect its ability to communicate with Tehran, and lose potential economic opportunities As the world reached a historic nuclear accord with Iran last week, Ottawa’s reaction was predictably subdued...

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  • A Post-Crisis Eurozone: Still an Attractive Offer for Central Europe

    A Post-Crisis Eurozone: Still an Attractive Offer for Central Europe

    The economic crisis led the eurozone to become a more deeply integrated area. The redesign of its institutional architecture significantly changes the perception of the costs and benefits of the membership of the zone. In this regard, the...

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  • A Gulf Conference Could Bring Peace and Security to the Middle East

    A Gulf Conference Could Bring Peace and Security to the Middle East

    Wars continue to ravage in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Refugees are wandering around aimlessly in the Middle East with many fleeing to Europe. Saudi Arabia and Iran are adding fuel to the flames. They are vying for supremacy while remaining highly...

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  • Dividend or Disaster: Africa’s Growing Population

    Dividend or Disaster: Africa’s Growing Population

    Since its institution in 1989, World Population Day on 11 July has drawn attention to the Earth’s rising population, and the demographic and social trends accompanying it. These serious and complex matters address the opportunities and hurdles...

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  • Lessons in Peace-Building, 20 years after Srebrenica

    Lessons in Peace-Building, 20 years after Srebrenica

    The international community failed at preventing mass atrocities during the Bosnian war, but has it also failed in its nation-building efforts there since? Twenty years ago, between July 11 and 13, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko...

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  • Freeze the Grexit: Germany and the Latest Escalation of Eurozone Crisis

    Freeze the Grexit: Germany and the Latest Escalation of Eurozone Crisis

    Germany is generally perceived as “hawkish” among the euro area countries, categorically refusing debt restructuring and threatening Greece it may have to “exit” the eurozone in case it does not accept further cuts in government...

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  • The President Who Broke the ICC’s Back

    The President Who Broke the ICC’s Back

    Six years after the issuance of Omar al-Bashir’s arrest warrant, there does not seem to be a Plan B If you were writing a book documenting the quest to bring justice to those who have committed the gravest international crimes — war crimes,...

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