Canadian Foreign Minister strong in condemnation of Belarus and Russia
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Canadian Foreign Minister strong in condemnation of Belarus and Russia

Mitch Riding, the CRRI Intern The Canadian Foreign Minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne, has come out strongly in denouncing the authorities of Belarus and Russia for the ongoing unrest in Belarus, and the poisoning of Alexei Navalny,…

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Belarussian Opposition-in-Exile Calls for Canadian Assistance
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Belarussian Opposition-in-Exile Calls for Canadian Assistance

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the Belarusian opposition leader that recently escaped to Lithuania, calls for Canada to assist with the crisis in Belarus as well as impose sanctions on Lukashenko’s government. Many in Belarus fear Russian military…

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Canadian website “deeply enmeshed” in Russian propaganda efforts

By Mitch Riding, CRRI Intern Just two weeks after the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited ‘Russia Report’, it was the U.S. State Department’s turn. On 4 August, the Department’s ‘Global Engagement…

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Polycentrism in the Era of Great Power Rivalry

When imagining a list of the central norms enshrined in the contemporary international order, the most elementary principles usually come to mind: sovereign equality, the territorial integrity of states, national self-determination, multilateralism, rules-based interaction, and…

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A Scramble for the Arctic?

In a time when political tensions are escalating and countries are adopting more militaristic and confrontational geopolitical strategies, the Arctic is emerging as one of the main arenas in the showdown between the great powers.…

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CBSA Drops Case Against Alleged Russian Spy
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CBSA Drops Case Against Alleged Russian Spy

By Mitch Riding, CRRI Intern On July 20, the Canada Border Service Agency applied to the Immigration and Refugee Board to withdraw its deportation case against Elena Crenna, a Russian immigrant accused of being a…

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Russian hackers seem to be interested in Canadian research on COVID-19
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Russian hackers seem to be interested in Canadian research on COVID-19

By Prajwal Malladi, CRRI Intern There have been reports that Russia tried to steal information pertaining to vaccine research going on in Canada, the UK and the USA as alleged by security agencies of these…

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