Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports


Refugees and the Regional Dynamics of Peacebuilding

September 4, 2008

A striking feature of discussions on conflict management in recent years has been an emerging consensus on the importance of “peacebuilding.”

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Munk Centre Monitor Spring 2008

May 13, 2008

M O N I T O R H I G H L I G H T S The new global order, page 4; Israel at 60, by Emanuel Adler, page 9; Border crossings: Europe’s lessons for North America, by Randall...

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Making Sense of Political Trials: Causes and Categories

May 6, 2008

What makes an ordinary trial a “political” trial? It is commonplace to suggest that some trials are political or have been politicized, but we usually make no effort at further definition, except to attach a pejorative connotation to the label.

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A Model Act for Preserving Canada’s Waters

February 8, 2008

While there continue to be debates about the implications of NAFTA on Canada’s water resources, in a sense these distract from the real issue of whether Canada is doing all it can to protect our water resources, given the potential constraints of NAFTA and the multilateral obligations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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A Model Act for Preserving Canada’s Waters

February 1, 2008

POWI’s 2007 paper and panel discussion, On the Table: Water, Energy and North American Integration made a strong case that Canada’s freshwater resources continue to be at risk from proposals to export bulk water and that federal action is urgently needed on the matter. In the wake of the On the Table forum, POWI began to research a fundamental question: Are there options available to Canada to deter bulk water removals that are both consistent with Canada’s trade obligations, constitutionally viable, and desirable from other public policy perspectives?

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The World’s First Anti-Americans: Canada as the Canary in the Global Mine

January 17, 2008

As we all know, the issue “anti-Americanism” has salience in just about every country in the world. As needs also to be appreciated, it affects countries not just in terms of their foreign policy, but also in terms of their domestic politics. In many countries, the issue of how to relate to America is a major factor in purely domestic politics.

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Making Sense of Political Trials: Causes and Categories

January 1, 2008

Political trials have been common in history, and have taken place in both consolidated democracies that respect the rule of law as well as authoritarian regimes. As concentrated legal narratives and expressions of political activity, such trials are neither entirely pejorative nor positive.

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Refugees and Regional Dynamics of Peacebuilding

January 1, 2008

The establishment of the UN Peacebuilding Commission in 2005 is but one example of recent developments in the concept and practice of “peacebuilding.” While many of these developments have been encouraging, they share a common limitation: they are focused almost exclusively on activities within the country in question, with little or no attention paid to the regional nature of conflicts and the impact of these dynamics on peacebuilding.

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Munk Centre Monitor Fall 2007

November 13, 2007

MUNK CENTRE MONITOR FALL 2007  

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The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada

November 7, 2007

A new report, entitled “The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada,” continues Citizen Lab research.

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