Highlights/International Zone

Internet, Science and Technology

University of Calgary journal targeted by serial ‘hijacker’ of scientific publications

A University of Calgary journal is the among the targets of a serial “hijacker” who has created fake versions of dozens of scientific publications over the last several years in an effort to scam money from researchers, according to an expert» 

Politics

Ice-capable Canadian Coast Guard ships could be both ‘a blessing and a curse’: expert

If reports that federal officials are considering equipping the Canadian Coast Guard with two ice-capable patrol ships are true, it could be both a blessing and a curse, says a Canadian expert on maritime strategy. On the one hand, these» 

Environment, International, Politics

Arctic officials struggle to find climate change language that U.S. can support

Senior diplomats from the eight Arctic Council countries meeting in Finland over the past few days have struggled to come up with language on climate change that the Trump administration would support at the upcoming ministerial meeting in May, according» 

Politics

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

While the new Liberal budget promises to spend $700 million over the next 10 years for things like post-secondary education in Canada’s North, new infrastructure and Arctic research, there is barely any mention of investing in the government’s hard power» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada provides $62.5M to support Palestinian refugees

Canada will contribute up to $50 million over two years to the beleaguered UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees after the United States cut its aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Friday. Ottawa will also provide up to $12.5» 

International, Politics

Russia flexes its military muscles with Arctic component of Vostok 2018 war games

The Russian military is conducting a series of exercises designed to test and showcase its ability to mount large-scale joint operations at the very eastern edge of the Russian Arctic, more than 7,000 kilometres from its main base near the» 

Economy, International, Politics

Don’t let hatred of Trump lead Canada into costly trade retaliation blunder, says U.S. expert

Canadians shouldn’t let their hatred of Trump blind them into stumbling into a full-out trade war with the United States, says an American expert on international trade. Marc Busch, professor of International Business Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service,» 

International, Politics

Skripal affair exposes growing chasm between Russia and the West

Just when one thought that relations between Russia and the West could not get any worse, the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer, turned British spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury  last month sent another Siberian» 

International

South Sudan faces another famine, aid groups warn

Nearly a year after a concerted humanitarian effort staved off a famine in South Sudan, the country is once again teetering on the brink of another catastrophic food crisis, the United Nations warns. Almost two-thirds of the population will need» 

International, Politics

Canada plans to toughen arms-export rules but will honour Saudi arms deal: Freeland

The federal government has found no “conclusive” evidence Canadian-made armoured vehicles were used to commit human-rights violations in Saudi Arabia’s restive Eastern Province last summer, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told a parliamentary committee Thursday. That was the result of»