Today’s blog features a range of top Canadian experts speaking extremely thoughtfully about the difficulties in putting Canada-China relations on a better footing, and why it really matters that we do so.
New Report details discrimination and unfairness in the assistance Canada offers its citizens in difficulty in foreign countries.
Gar Pardy, calls for a complete re-evaluation of Western strategy in Syria. Related developments include an impending meeting between President Obama and Russian President Putin this week at the UN in New York and joint efforts by the American administration and the EU to bring Iran into the talks over Syria. In the past […]
Much more action is needed than the glacial steps being taken by the Harper government if Canada is to effectively respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Former Canadian diplomat Gar Pardy critiques the Canada-U.S. border deal announced on December 7th (Gar Pardy, “How the U.S. blackmailed Canada,” Ottawa Citizen, 8 December 2011): Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announced Wednesday a 32-point plan establishing an agenda for improvements to cross-border goods and services traffic. In exchange, Canada will provide […]
The Rideau Institute has released a new report that provides a critique of the recently announced Shared Vision Declaration between Canada and the United States. The report, called Shared Vision or Myopia: The Politics of Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness and written by former Foreign Service officer and CIA liaison Gar Pardy, examines the threat […]