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2014 Articles  


A time of remembrance, and forgetting

by Daryl Copeland, Embassy, November 19, 2014


Taiwan looks to Canada for support for TPP seat

by Chris Plecash, Embassy, November 19, 2014


From TPP to FTAAP: The stakes for Canada

by Hugh Stephens, Embassy, November 19, 2014

Ten steps to a world-beating diplomatic corps

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitcs, September 26, 2014


For the West, war isn’t working anymore

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitcs, September 24, 2014


Cyber-Snooping by China: Is Anyone Really “Shocked”?
by Hugh Stephens, China-US Focus, August 22, 2014


No Canadian boots on the ground

by JL Granatstein, The Globe and Mail, August 19, 2014


Science and the limits of gunpoint diplomacy  

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitics, August 10, 2014


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

by Stephen Saideman, The Globe and Mail, July 18, 2014


Blowback: Iraq and the law of unintended consequences

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitics, June 23, 2014


Opinion: Canada should aid Iranian minorities

by Kyle Matthews, The Gazette, June 10, 2014


For Brazilians, security is their No. 1 concern
by Robert Muggah, Toronto Star, June 4, 2014  


U.S.-Taliban prisoner swap: Five points the critics are ignoring

by Stephen Saideman, The Globe and Mail, June 4, 2014


Is Ukraine a crisis, or a dangerous distraction? 

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitics, May 9, 2014   


How can we avoid a shooting war in Ukraine? 
by David Carment,  iPolitics, March 31, 2014


Why Taiwan belongs in the TPP 

by  Hugh Stephens and Douglas Goold, iPolitics, March 20, 2014


Blinded by history in Crimea
by David Carment, iPolitics, March 7, 2014


Canada dispatches digital diplomacy devotee to Caracas

by Peter Mazereeuw, Embassy, March 5, 2014 


Failing states and proxy wars

by David Bercusson, Ottawa Citizen, March 3, 2014


Will the US Benefit from the End of Canada’s Investor Immigrant Program?

by Hugh Stephens, China US Focus, March 1st, 2014


Ballistic missile defence is good enough for Europe, but not for us?

by Frank Harvey, National Post, February 28, 2014


Canada has a key role to play in Ukraine’s future

by Milana Nikolko and David Carment, The Globe and Mail, February 27, 2014


John Baird's contradictory digital diplomacy

by David Carment, Embassy, February 2, 2014


Blood spilled, treasure wasted: Can Obama move America off its “permanent war footing”?

by Daryl Copeland, Guerilla Diplomacy, February 5, 2014


Thailand on the Brink: Appearance and Reality in the Land of Smiles
by Daryl Copeland, Guerilla Diplomacy, January 24, 2014


Four reasons why criticisms of Harper’s foreign policy are doomed to fail

by David Carment, Embassy, January 22, 2014


The Fragile City Arrives

by Robert Muggah,  ISN, January 21, 2014


After Afghanistan, how will we fight the next multination war?

by Stephen Saideman, The Globe and Mail, January 17, 2014


Feds haven’t changed perspective on F-35: Williams
by Ally Foster, Embassy, January 15, 2014


Five ways the Snowden affair has disrupted global politics

by Daryl Copeland, The Globe and Mail, January, 10, 2014


O dilema das prisões
by Robert Muggah and Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Jornal O Globo, January 8, 2014


How to End Brazil's Homicide Epidemic
by Robert Muggah and Daniel Mack, Huffington Post, January 7, 2014

Why Twitter diplomacy won't lead to better foreign policy 

by David Carment, Embassy, January 6, 2014







2013 Articles  

Opinion: Arctic Powers Canada and US Need Arctic Thinkers 

by Joël Plouffe and Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri, Breaking Energy, December 4, 2013


Faced With a Changing World, Diplomacy Needs to Evolve
by Bhimanto Suwastoyo,  Jakarta Globe, November 26, 2013


Has Canada become a diplomatic scold?

by John Noble, iPolitics, November 15, 2013


The Tectonic Trade Plates are Moving: CETA, TTIP and the TPP
by Hugh Stephens, China-US Focus, November 15, 2013


NAFTA’s enduring lesson: Never forget your neighbours
by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, November 13, 2013


Pushing peacekeeping off the table

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitics, October 28, 2013


Megacity Rising

by Robert Muggah, ISN, October 24, 2013


Who owns Canada’s aid policy?

by David Carment, Teddy Samy, and Rachael Calleja, Embassy, October 23, 2013


When the U.S. shut down, the world’s economy felt the effects

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, October 23, 2013


With think tanks on the ropes, Canada is losing its bark and bite

by Robert Muggah and Taylor Owen, The Globe and Mail, October 10, 2013


The Syria effect: How the world has returned to diplomacy

by Daryl Copeland, The Globe and Mail, October 3, 2013


Update Syria: Is the War on Terror finally over?

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitics, September 11, 2013


Frank Harvey: Every president a hawk
by Frank Harvey, National Post, September 9, 2013


Egypt on the brink

by Ferry de Kerckhove, Embassy, September 5, 2013


Harper needs to play the ‘reliable ally’ card at the G20

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, September 4, 2013


Our drones should watch — not kill

by Fraser Holman, iPolitics, August 29, 2013


Mark Collins: What about Muslim intervention in Syria?

by Mark Collins, National Post, August 29, 2013


Frank P. Harvey: Coming soon—war over Syria
by Frank Harvey, National Post, August 28, 2013

These are Canada’s options in Syria and Egypt. None of them are easy

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, August 28, 2013 

In defence of diplomacy: Canada can, and must do better


Canada needs to be ‘on the ground’ in Iran: Time to reopen the embassy

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, August 9, 2013


After the Manning verdict, four big issues remain untouched

by Daryl Copeland, The Globe and Mail, July 31, 2013


As Snowden lingers in Moscow, let’s count his scandal’s winners and losers

by Daryl Copeland, The Globe and Mail, July 18, 2013


The vanishing Canadian

by Daryl Copeland, iPolitics, June 28, 2013


Canadians Need to Know Exactly Why They are Deploying Troops into Combat Zones

by Hugh Segal,, June 17, 2013


Dr. Harvey a Double Winner at CPSA

by Dlahousie University Department of Political Science,  June 7, 2013


Afghanistan and Pakistan: Looking back, looking forward

CDFAI Media Brief, May 17, 2013


Ron Wallace: Canada’s proud moment in the Arctic

by Ron Wallace, National Post, May 10, 2013


Joël Plouffe: North America’s neglected north

by Joël Plouffe, National Post, May 9, 2013 


Natalia Loukacheva: Canada and Russia are natural partners in the Arctic

by Natalia Loukacheva, National Post, May 8, 2013


P. Whitney Lackenbauer: The world wants an Arctic in

by P. Whitney Lackenbauer, National Post, May 7, 2013  


Rob Huebert: It’s time to talk about Arctic militarization

by Rob Huebert, National Post, May 6, 2013


Stephen Harper To Skip Commonwealth Meeting In Sri Lanka, Citing Human Rights Abuses
by Althia Raj (feat. David Carment), Huffington Post, May 3, 2013


The permanent Canadian campaign

by Colin Robertson, Embassy, April 24, 2013


Finding ‘root causes’ of terrorism is the core of Canadian policy

by David Carment and Stewart Priest, The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2013


Canada’s new aid policy: Responsibility to reimburse?

by David Carment and Stewart Prest, iPolitics, April 16, 2013 


Diplomats ratchet up job action

by Sneh Guggal (feat. Daryl Copeland), Embassy, April 10, 2013


North Korea’s threats show that Canada needs to be part of U.S. missile defence pact

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, April 3, 2013


The CIDA move's not radical. Canada is just playing catch up

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, March 22, 2013

Hugh Stephens: Canada can’t afford to ignore ASEAN
by Hugh Stephens,  National Post, March 15, 2013


The New Deal’s fragility trap

by David Carment, Embassy, March 6, 2013


J.L. Granatstein: The end of NATO?
by J.L. Granatstein, National Post, March 4, 2013


Religious freedom? This office is about ethnic votes

by David Carment, The Globe and Mail, February 21, 2013


The evolution of al-Qaida

by Barry Cooper, Ottawa Citizen, February 19, 2013


Securing interests in insecure Asia

by David Carment, Simon Palamar, and Eric Jardine, The Windsor Star, February 15, 2013


Obama Talks: What Canadians Should Listen for

by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2013


"The Forces in 2025" Articles


Scott Knight: Preparing for cyber-war

by Scott Knight, National Post, February 8, 2013 


Andrew Godefroy: Space: an expensive frontier

by Andrew Godefroy, National Post, February 7, 2013


James Fergusson: Up in the air, North of 60

by James Fegusson, National Post, February 6, 2013


Roger Girouard: Planning for the future of the Canadian Navy

by Roger Girouard,  National Post,  February 5, 2013 


Douglas E. Delaney: The chalkboard  battlefield

by Douglas E. Delaney (feat. CDFAI), National Post,  February 5, 2013   



Your foreign policy hashtag hot sheet

by Ally Foster (feat. David Carment), Embassy, January 30, 2013  


Can Canada navigate Asia’s geopolitical minefields in 2013?

by David Carment, Postmedia News, January 24, 2013


Japan military expansion has ramifications for Canada

by Simon Kent, Toronto Sun, January 19, 2013


Former Canadian Defence Minister appointed as Honorary Consul for Sierra Leone

by SEM Contributor, Sierra Express Media, January 19, 2013


What Canadians need to know about the second Obama inauguration

by Colin Robertson, iPolitics,  January 18, 2013


Why Diplomacy Matters More Than Ever Even if DFAIT doesn't seem to think so

by Daryl Copeland, CIC, January 14, 2013


Keystone XL would be initial test for Kerry

by Sneh Duggal (feat. Colin Robertson), Embassy, January 9, 2013


Someday ‘your number is going to come up’: Lagging Arctic SAR risks much: experts

by Michelle Zilio,  iPolitics, January 3, 2013  








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