Archive » Tag: Syria

New developments in the fight against sordid Saudi arms deal

May 19, 2016

Our April 27th blog post highlighted our Open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to rescind forthwith the export permits approved by Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion for the “unethical and immoral” Saudi arms deal. Since then, we have seen more damning evidence of Saudi repression of the Shia minority at home, as well […]

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From peacebuilding to sustaining peace

May 4, 2016

Global Observatory, a publication of the International Peace Institute, recently featured an analysis of the groundbreaking new vision for the UN’s peacebuilding architecture. See With New Resolutions, Sustaining Peace Sits at Heart of UN Architecture (by Youssef Mahmoud and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, 29 April 2016). This holistic vision stands in sharp contrast to the primacy […]

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Our disastrous military interventions

April 8, 2016

Gar Pardy is a Rideau Institute Senior Adviser. This article was originally published in Embassy News on Wed. April 6th, 2016. There can be no expectation that our military interventions will do more good than the obvious disaster they are. We spiral into confusion and frustration amid the consequences of our military interventions in places […]

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Pathways to Peace in Syria and Iraq

March 15, 2016

On March 10th, The Rideau Institute, Group of 78, and CIC jointly hosted a public forum entitled Pathways to Peace in Syria and Iraq, featuring panelists Payam Akhavan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University; Marina Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Mokhtar Lamani, Former Head of the Office of the UN-Arab […]

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