Former Senator: More Aid, Military Capacity Needed

Canada’s foreign policy is caught in a precarious balancing act between the “sunny ways” of election promises and the realpolitik of weapons sales to countries with dubious human rights records. In his new book, Two…

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Why is Ottawa Dragging its Heels on the Mexican Visa?

Mexico’s former Ambassador to Canada, Francisco Suárez Dávila, says Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will likely refuse to attend Justin Trudeau’s proposed North American Leaders’ Summit this summer unless the visa requirement on Mexico is revoked…

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Foreign Policy Debate Ignores Diaspora Nation

Rightly or wrongly, foreign policy is not high on the list of issues that Canadians would like to know about during a federal election campaign. That said, this week’s Munk Debate, while holding a mirror…

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Why Photo-ops With Foreign Leaders Won’t Lead to More Votes for Harper

Following Indian Prime Minister Modi’s successful tour of Canada, President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines is due to visit this week. Modi’s trip was a landmark visit – four decades since the last visit to…

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