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Ukraine and the Good Friday Agreement, Afghan accountability and an Israeli reckoning

April 16, 2023

We examine a new Ukraine peace plan direct from the American mainstream, consider impressive steps by Australia to hold its military accountable and outline what Canada can do to help Israel change direction before it is too late.

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Iran, Cuba, and Ukraine: De-escalation and conflict transformation

October 16, 2022

Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.

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Nukes, democracy and hope?

September 12, 2022

Today we assess the risk of nuclear use in Ukraine, examine potential democratic gains in Africa, the Middle East, and even the USA versus some negative trends at both the federal and provincial level in Canada.

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Revitalized Canadian journalism essential for democracy

January 30, 2017

The Public Policy Forum has released a report, The Shattered Image: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age  (January 2017), on the increasingly dire state of Canadian media and the deleterious impact of declining “civic-function” journalism on democracy. The report defines civic-function news as: the coverage of elected officials and public institutions, from legislatures, […]

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