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 Vancouver meeting on North Korea help or hinder peace?

“The conference can be expected to reaffirm sanctions and policies that have not worked, rather than discuss new approaches. In this regard, it is unfortunate that China is not among the listed invitees. Without China, the conference risks being an echo chamber of the like-minded.” – James Trottier According to Global Affairs, the upcoming Vancouver […]

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Justin Trudeau must face up to Afghan detainee torture allegations

  We believe this is unfinished business of the most serious kind — accountability for alleged complicity in torture — the ...

Holiday Greetings and a sneak preview of our work in 2018!

Warmest holiday greetings. The Rideau Institute offices will close for the holidays at noon on Friday, 22nd December, re-opening on Tuesday, ...