Published in The Hindu, January 5, 2013
A controversy erupted recently over Track Two discussions regarding the Siachen issue. “Track Two Diplomacy” is a term with which much mythology is associated. Some proponents believe that it can c… Suite
Published in the Globe and Mail, December 28, 2012
A year ago, after noting that making predictions about the Middle East is a foolish endeavour, I made a series of predictions about what might happen there in 2012. To my amazement, most of th… Suite
Plusieurs des thématiques abordées dans le Blogue du CÉPI ce semestre concernaient la politique étrangère du gouvernement Harper au Moyen-Orient et à l’ONU, et sa vision plus générale de la place du Canada dans le concert des nations.
La s… Suite
In November 1906, the Russian Council of State Defence met to discuss its new naval shipbuilding plan, the centrepiece of which was a proposal to build two new battleships for the Baltic Fleet. Presenting the plan, the Naval Minister, Admi… Suite
The Harper government took a decision in late August 2012, to bring Canadian diplomats out of Tehran and expel Iranian diplomats in Ottawa. It was described by some observers as a sudden decision, but it was obviously a measure which requir… Suite
Published in the Ottawa Citizen, December 6, 2012
It’s been a rough year for Canadian defence procurement.
This past spring, the Auditor General lambasted the defence department’s lack of due diligence in selecting the F-35 to replace th… Suite
By James W.J. Bowden and Philippe Lagassé
L’article complet a été publié dans l’Ottawa Citizen, 4 décembre, 2012.
We learned this week that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child. The news was greet… Suite
Extreme events have the ability to radically change political, moral, technical and other debates that shape what governments say and do. The effect of the 2011 Fukushima disaster on national energy strategies was so far-reaching that i… Suite
Prime Minister Harper tweeted on Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had called to thank him for Canada’s “friendship and principled position this week at the UN”. The friendship may be obvious, but one searches in vai… Suite
Punditry, like bread, is best consumed fresh—but occasionally, some quickly-skimmed pundit’s lines will lodge in the brain and take on profound depth as they age over the next days or weeks.
That’s what happened when I read a recent articl… Suite