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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Oil, politics, conflict and Canada

A new book by Canadian energy economist John Foster shines a light on the dark geopolitics of oil and gas. It uncovers the complex and hidden motivations of governments, including our own, that lie behind military interventions, crippling sanctions and other actions in our name.  See: Oil and World Politics – The real story of today’s […]

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It’s time for a Women, Peace and Security Ambassador for Canada

In the lead up to the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, it is timely to consider a Private Member’s Motion  now ...

Senate report chooses human rights over weapons exports

On 4 September the Rideauinstitute.ca blog discussed key pieces of legislation upcoming in the Senate, including in particular Bill C-47, on Canada’s ...