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The Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty: lessons from history

The so-called Great Game, played out between Britain and the Russian Empire in Afghanistan, is an object lesson in the destructive power of imperial paranoia.

Photograph courtesy of DND, Sergeant Daren Kraus
Though Canada will end its combat role in 2014, we have pledged continued financial aid. Canada has promised $227-million in assistance between 2014 and 2017—on top of what Canada has already pledged for 2011 to 2014. Much of our aid will go to advance the rights of women and girls and their involvement in Afghan society. But building a civil society takes much more than empowering disadvantaged groups and ‘winning hearts and minds.’

 

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The Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty: lessons from history

The so-called Great Game, played out between Britain and the Russian Empire in Afghanistan, is an object lesson in the destructive power of imperial paranoia.

Photograph courtesy of DND, Sergeant Daren Kraus
Though Canada will end its combat role in 2014, we have pledged continued financial aid. Canada has promised $227-million in assistance between 2014 and 2017—on top of what Canada has already pledged for 2011 to 2014. Much of our aid will go to advance the rights of women and girls and their involvement in Afghan society. But building a civil society takes much more than empowering disadvantaged groups and ‘winning hearts and minds.’

 

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

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Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

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Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

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Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

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Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

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Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

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Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

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Conservative MP James Bezan.

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Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

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Conservative MP Peter Kent.

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Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

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The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

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B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

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Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

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Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

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B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

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Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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