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Canada must “step up” on peacekeeping training

February 2, 2016

A new report, entitled Unprepared for Peace? The Decline of Canadian Peacekeeping Training (and What to Do About It), has just been released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Written by Walter Dorn, Professor at the Royal Military College, and Joshua Libben, doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa, the […]

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More useful role for Canada than air strikes says RI President

January 13, 2016

The Prime Minister of Canada must live up to the promise he made during the election campaign, and which he included in the mandate letter to his Minister of Defence, and forthwith end Canadian air strikes in Iraq and Syria. Despite this unequivocal commitment, reiterated by the PM to the President of the United States in their […]

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Some of our favourite Rideau Institute posts of 2015

December 31, 2015

Glancing back at the Rideau Institute blog posts for 2015 gives some idea of the range of important foreign, defence and security policy issues with which we dealt.   We begin with the first of many posts on Canada’s grotesque $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia: Saudi arms deal makes mockery of Canadian values (Peggy Mason, Embassy, […]

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New Open Canada site features articles by RI President Peggy Mason

October 16, 2015

Two opinion pieces by RI President Peggy Mason are featured in today’s launch of the revamped Canadian International Council website. The first, co-authored with human rights researcher and activist Omar Sabry, is entitled How Canada failed Afghan detainees. Canada knowingly transferred detainees in Afghanistan to facilities where torture was rife. Since then, the Canadian government […]

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