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Kuwait’s Ambassador to Canada Reem Al Khaled is the first woman diplomat from her country named to North America, and third as head of mission. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Kuwait ambassador brings team approach to diplomacy

An advocate for women, Reem Al Khaled says she’s always wanted to be ‘one of the voices’ pushing to get women involved.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Beijing is celebrating the Lunar New Year by cracking down on satire. This is not a good sign in a presumptive superpower.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
How can one disassociate the American assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani with the escalated tensions and Iranian reprisals against U.S. targets in Iraq?
Opinion|By Les Whittington
While U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies touted last week’s ‘Phase 1’ agreement with China as a victory, most analysts saw it as, at best, a saw-off.
Opinion|Tim Powers
Somewhere in heaven, John Crosbie is sipping on his rum and coke muttering to himself: 'I always said I’d leave with a bang.'
If there is a reckoning for this increasing cycle of disparity, it will not be pretty. Instead of awaiting economic catastrophe or class war, governments in the West should collaborate.
Opinion|Peter MacLeod
More than a decade spent working in the borderlands between formal and informal politics has taught me that for democracy to endure, we need to redouble our commitment to citizens representing citizens.
Opinion|Alex Lee
Canadians’ press freedom, politics, and education are threatened by the authoritarian overreach of Beijing, writes Alex Lee of Alliance Canada Hong Kong.
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How can one disassociate the American assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani with the escalated tensions and Iranian reprisals against U.S. targets in Iraq?
Russians sometimes call themselves 'Italians of the North,' and they don’t mean it in a good way. So he wants a strong state, run with a firm hand, even after he has retired, which means that a clear and orderly succession is very important.
Beijing is celebrating the Lunar New Year by cracking down on satire. This is not a good sign in a presumptive superpower.
While U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies touted last week’s ‘Phase 1’ agreement with China as a victory, most analysts saw it as, at best, a saw-off.
The report on consular services for Canadians overseas will only have meaning if reflected in appropriate action by the government.
Foreign Policy
News|By Neil Moss
Iran's chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was part of a 'death commission' in 1988, during a period of political repression which saw thousands of dissidents executed.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
The deadline between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan passed on Jan. 15. Now the dispute goes to the three heads of government to agree on a mediator—and if they can’t agree, maybe we’ll see our first real 'water war.'
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
Dougal MacDonald’s insipid views do not belong in Canadian society, let alone on a university campus.
Opinion|By David Crane
While we have some highly promising clean-tech companies, we are blowing it when it comes to creating the Canadian capacity to capture the growing opportunities in the global clean-tech market.
News|By Neil Moss
Some believe that Canada needs to engage globally including with countries that it doesn't agree with, but others say restoring diplomatic relations with Iran will be viewed as a reward.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Let’s afford the Iranians that same level of potential martial ineptitude as the U.S., rather than jumping to the assumption that they intentionally killed off their own people.
Foreign Policy
New House Speaker Anthony Rota promises to be fair but firm and he's starting to host regular social gatherings with small groups of MPs across party lines so they can get to know each other on a personal level. He's also going to have a suggestions box, prominently displayed, for MPs to offer their ideas on how to improve House decorum.
Meanwhile, Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez is entering the new sitting with a director of Senate affairs—a new position in the office—Kornelia Mankowski.
Plus, the World Health Organization is set to decide today whether the coronavirus, is a global health emergency.
Learn to reach across party lines for relationships and resist sticking to talking points, new MPs told at a Carleton University-hosted orientation event.
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'
The 2019 federal budget allocated $523.3-million over five years, starting in 2019–20, to 'ensure that adequate resources are dedicated to addressing pay issues,' according to PSPC.
Feature|Neil Moss
Plus, Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia battles Newfoundland blizzard, and The Toronto Star's parliamentary bureau is moving to the Byward Market to join iPolitics.
Plus, former Quebec premier says he won't be running to succeed outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, citing his outsider status. Hearings on the extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou continue in Vancouver.

From ‘failed state’ to stability: Rwanda has made ‘impressive’ strides, says envoy

High Commissioner Prosper Higiro speaks of his at times risky path to politics and how far the country has come 25 years after the genocide.

Ecuador’s future is in mining, and Canada can play a big role, envoy says

Ambassador Diego Stacey says there’s 'political will' in oil-exporting Ecuador to improve its trade relationship with Canada.

Christchurch response, trade deal closure lasting memories for outgoing New Zealand envoy

After almost four years, New Zealand High Commissioner Daniel Mellsop left Canada on Dec. 5 for a job at his country's foreign service head office.

French envoy defends Macron’s NATO comments as ‘brave’

French ambassador Kareen Rispal says the 29-member alliance is in the midst of a political crisis and her president was recognizing that fact.
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