Negotiating with the Taliban

The idea of negotiating with the Taliban is not a new idea, but is becoming increasingly viable as the complexity of the war in Afghanistan and the diversity of the opposition comes to light.

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Will peaceful democratic change prove possible in Algeria? What next in Venezuela?

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year rule since unrest began last month. So begins a recent Reuters report on the momentous events unfolding in what has heretofore been an anchor of stability in the region.  For more in depth analysis see: Understanding the Algerian Protests (Giorgio Cafiero, […]

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CSO Open Letter to PM on review of Saudi arms deal and update on gun control in Canada

  On 5 March 2019 a large group of civil society organizations including the Rideau Institute released to the media and ...

Nuclear flashpoints, Palestinian suffering, Venezuelan meddling and more

In a week packed with international flashpoints, our CF Roundup looks at important developments on the Korean peninsula, the sub-continent, ...