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Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason spoke to CBC Radio One listeners across the country Sunday about the Canadian military’s current involvement in an airstrike mission in Iraq, the need for a political and humanitarian strategy, and where the mission will be in six months. To learn more, read the blog post and listen to the interview.

Harper will not be part of the solution to Russia – Ukraine crisis

Chris Westdal, a Rideau Institute Senior Advisor, also has the distinction of having been the only Canadian Ambassador to both Ukraine and Russia. He recently gave a talk to the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, entitled: RussiaWeHardlyKnewYe   In this brilliant article, Westdal briefly surveys the “train wreck” […]

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Harper’s foreign engagement more posturing than policy

In a brilliant article, the last Canadian Ambassador to sit on the UN Security Council, Paul Heinbecker, convincingly explodes the ...

The failing Western strategy in Syria

Gar Pardy, calls for a complete re-evaluation of Western strategy in Syria. Related developments include an impending meeting between President ...