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  • Canada, Fragile States and the New Deal: Looking Beyond 2015
    A new policy paper argues that Canada has the opportunity to reassert its long-term commitments to fragile and conflict-affected states. The paper tackles how donor countries endorse the New Deal of Engagement in fragile states.
  • Letter from Constantinople
    A new report concludes that Turkey, as a lively civil society of increasing prosperity, with the courage of Hizmet/Güllen movement have opened a public space for greater discussion and critical analysis, which is one reason why contemporary Turkey has so far avoided dictatorship.
  • Russia and Ukraine: The Zero-Sum Fallacy
    While it is commonplace to describe political crises as complex, the Ukraine situation is more complicated than most. A new report tackles the question of Russian annexation of Crimea, aggressive interference in eastern Ukraine, how to best support Ukraine`s political and economic development, and how to develop a coherent medium-to-long term strategy toward Russia.
  • Failed States or Failed Policies? Problem versus Enemies
    A new policy update investigates the problems that fragile states present. It calls for increased global leadership in assisting failed states and encourages countries to develop aid policies that address both economic interests and the potential problems failed states hold for the international community.
 

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Putin’s proxies: How much did he control Ukraine’s rebels?

by Stephen Saideman

The Globe and Mail, July 18, 2014

 

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Policy Paper  

Canada, Fragile States and the New Deal: Looking Beyond 2015

by David Carment and Yiagadeesen Samy

 

Negotiations continue to determine what the post-2015 development agenda will look like. This, argues Carment and Samy in a new Policy Paper, gives Canada, along with other donors, the opportunity to reassert their long-term commitments to fragile and conflict affected states. The paper tackles how donor countries deal with the idea of aid effectiveness in fragile states, including endorsing the New Deal of Engagement in fragile states.

 

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Policy Update  

Failed States or Failed Policies? Problem versus Enemies

by David Carment and Yiagadeesen Samy 

A new policy update from Carleton University Professors David Carment and Teddy Samy investigate the problems that fragile states present. They call for increased global leadership in assisting failed states and encourage countries to develop aid policies with not just economic interests in mind, but also aware of the potential problems failed states hold for the international community.

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Policy Paper

Russia and Ukraine:
The Zero-Sum Fallacy

 by Gary Soroka

 

A new policy paper by CDFAI Fellow Gary Soroka investigates the current situation in Ukraine. It is commonplace to describe political crises as complex, but the situation in Ukraine is more complicated than most. He tackles the questions of what to do about the Russian annexation of Crimea and aggressive interference in eastern Ukraine, the challenge of how to best support Ukraine`s political and economic development and how to develop a coherent medium-to-long term strategy toward Russia.

 

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Policy Paper  

Letter from Constantinople

by Barry Cooper


Barry Cooper reflects on Turkey's politics, economy and culture in a new policy update. He concludes that Turkey has a lively civil society along with increasing prosperity, and that the courage of members of the Hizmet/Güllen movement have opened a public space for greater discussion and critical analysis, which is one reason why contemporary Turkey has so far avoided dictatorship.


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