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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Russians know what the absence of stability can mean. COVID-19 is just the latest reminder

By André Forget, a Canadian writer and editor The original source of publication: The Globe and Mail In the provincial Russian city of Yoshkar-Ola, where I live, the coronavirus was first greeted as something of…

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Russia in Transition: Implications for Canada and the International Order

Originally published for GlobalBrief Geo-Blog Following the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Canada’s then newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland made a commitment to defending the “rules-based international order” (RBIO) one…

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Canada’s cannabis conundrum

By Madelaine Drohan, Canada correspondent, The Economist The article first appeared on OpenCanada.orgThere are many reasons why Canada-Russia relations are strained these days, but one that does not get much publicity is the Liberal government’s…

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