Who is Paul Whelan?

By Sunaina Madgula, CRRI intern “Russia says it caught James Bond on a spy mission. In reality, they abducted Mr. Bean on holiday,” Paul Whelan told

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The Filipino Edition radio show: RUSSIA TESTS NATO and US IN UKRAINE

with Dr. Mychailo Wynnyckyj and Dr. Zachary Paikin

ICCEES 10th World Congress: Session 7.6: Canada-Russia Relations: Media, Paradiplomacy and the Balance of Power (Roundtable)

with Dr. Megan Swift, Dr. Zachary Paikin, Dr. Anna Tsurkan and Dr. Natalia Viakhireva

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 respect for international law. Theoretical

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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. Estimates of Undiscovered Oil and

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Russia is going to vote… for Putin again?

The situation evolving in Russia bears a strong resemblance to a feast during the plague. The official COVID-19 figures are still impressive. Every day, more than 7,000 new cases are recorded, bringing the total to over 600,000 cases with over

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Russia’s Arifmetika Financial Solutions, which provides small loans to individuals, plans to start trading in Canada in early 2022 and aims to raise about $100 million in the next 12-18 months, the head of its parent company OR Group said.

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By John Ibbitson (The Globe and Mail), Dec. 9, 2021

On Ukraine’s border, the Russian military buildup is expected to reach 175,000 troops. President Vladimir Putin insists he has no plans to invade; Western intelligence services say an invasion is possible in the new year.

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By Mark Mackinnon (The Globe and Mail), Dec. 5, 2021

Canada, the United States and Britain should jointly and swiftly provide military support to Ukraine in its standoff with Russia, Ukraine’s Defence Minister says, warning that steps to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading were necessary now because “it will be too late after.”

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By Christopher Nardi (National Post), Dec. 2, 2021

Joly promised that Canada would work with ‘like-minded’ countries to apply ‘diplomatic’ and ‘economic’ pressure as well as ‘all the means necessary’ to deter the ‘Russian threat’

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By Neil Moss (Hill Times), Dec. 1, 2021

Kosovo is calling on Canada to not ignore its position in the Western Balkans as its president visited Ottawa to tell the federal government that it is the nation that is representing Canadian values in the region.

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By Chris Brown (CBC News), Nov. 30, 2021

The base, which hosts soldiers from 13 NATO countries, is roughly 300 kilometres from the border with Russia and is considered a key part of the alliance’s eastern Europe defence.

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By Ashley Burke (CBC News), Nov. 30, 2021

Visiting Canada for the first time since taking command of the continental defence organization last year, VanHerck gave officials in Ottawa what he called a “candid” risk assessment — one day after Russia said it had successfully tested another of its hypersonic cruise missiles.

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By Eilis Quinn (Radio Canada International), Dec. 2, 2021

It was the first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held since Russia took over the forum’s two-year rotating chairmanship.

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Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies, Vol. 14 No. 1 (2020): Canada-Russia Relations