Canada needs a full-time Foreign Minister, dedicated to rebuilding our diplomatic capacity, with the aim of implementing a feminist foreign policy with UN-led conflict prevention and peaceful conflict resolution at its core.
In Venezuela, Ukraine and Yemen, the government of Canada must decisively move to embrace new opportunities for diplomatic peacemaking.
The new Ukrainian President has broken with the entrenched political old guard in his country and made peace negotiations with Russia his top priority. Yet, instead of forthrightly supporting this new approach, FM Freeland continues with her same old anti-Russian rhetoric.
Veteran international affairs practitioner Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group previews 10 global conflicts, ongoing or incipient, that bear close scrutiny in 2019.
The role of oil in global conflicts is rarely, if ever, a part of our public discourse. A new book by John Foster, and his upcoming lecture, will change all that.
It is time for Canada to take a hard look at our failed policy on Ukraine.