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Early warning and COVID19—bridging the gap between analysis and response

Opinion|By David Carment
Critics argue that failures in early warning are linked to failed early action on COVID-19. This conclusion is both misleading and obstructive. Early warning isn’t the problem. Early response is.
We can expect discussions of foreign policy to play a big role in the election campaign, as it reaches out to political bases and allows parties to distinguish themselves. But whose foreign policy will it be?
Canada’s presence in NATO is an essential means of promoting and protecting minority rights in the region.
Major parties seek to distinguish themselves by politically redefining Canada’s identity and its rhetorical role in the world, though the broad trajectory of foreign policy is unlikely to change.
Their myriad of policy blunders—from the peacekeeping debacle to the lack of funding for their Feminist International Assistance Policy—have raised questions about their ability to deliver on their stated goals.
Trump's election is implicitly cajoling Canada's leaders to, reluctantly and hesitantly, embrace change.

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