In late December there was some chatter online that a Canadian fighting with the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish group in northern Syria,...Read More Stronger position needed on former soldiers joining Kurdish fighters
A surge of populism has swept up global politics, but populism isn’t a new phenomenon. Not even close. During antiquity, the Greeks worried about...Read More Fighting populism by understanding perceptions
Something incredible happened in October when I represented Canada’s youth at the annual World Bank/International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington. The heads of the...Read More Trumpism and the economic failure of neoliberalism
For the past four decades, a relentless wave of innovation in information and communications technologies (ICTs) has washed across the global economy. The embedding...Read More Digital transformation of the Canadian economy
The public’s views on Canada’s global reputation and on the functioning of the federation are emerging as the areas of greatest departure between Prime...Read More Mood of Canada survey: Canadians positive about reputation abroad
In agricultural regions of developing countries, it’s known as the lean season — that dangerous period between planting and harvesting when job opportunities are...Read More Seasonal hunger, deprivation are under the radar
We have had a month now to calm our jangling nerves. President-elect Donald Trump sat down and had a civilized conversation with President Barack...Read More Global nightmare, false alarm, or new geopolitical order?
The term “development” often leads people to think of good causes and aid programs, but not necessarily matters of strategic and economic importance to...Read More Becoming a leader in inclusive trade and development