Humanity's Best Hope: Increasing Diplomatic Capacity in Ten (uneasy) Steps A new Policy Paper investigates the current crisis diplomacy is facing in both image and substance, concluding that if diplomatic capacity is to be increased, radical change will be required. He identifies ten priority areas that foreign ministries should address to implement effective reforms.
A Primer to the Wales NATO Summit: NATO, summit agenda, results, Canadian interests The 26th NATO summit will be held Sept 4-5 near Cardiff in Wales and will bring together Presidents, Prime Ministers, and ministers responsible for foreign affairs and defence. CDFAI Vice President, Colin Robertson examines the importance of NATO, what will be on the agenda and why the results will matter to Canada.
Grand, Bland or Somewhat Planned? Toward a Canadian Strategy for the Indo-Pacific Region A new paper tackles the issue of what Canada's strategy should be towards the Indo-Pacific region arguing that Canada has historically been inattentive to the Asia-Pacific region and it is time to determine the best way to engage with the region.
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.
Humanity's Best Hope:
Increasing Diplomatic Capacity in Ten
by Daryl Copeland
In a new Policy Update, Daryl Copeland
investigates the current crisis
diplomacy is facing in both image and
substance. He concludes that if
diplomatic capacity is to be increased,
radical change will be required. He
identifies ten priority areas that
foreign ministries should address to
implement effective reforms.
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
"Canada & the World Speaker Series: The
Geopolitics of Energy "
International relations and the flow of oil and
gas are being closely watched and in some
regions significantly realigned. Alberta crude
and natural gas are being discounted with these
new realities. Ultimately the geopolitics of
energy will become more important to
international security. Energy for Europe and
Middle East sources are but two significant
examples of this new reality. Where do alternate
energy sources fit into this puzzle?