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Russian military aircraft to fly over Canada “observing”

A Russian military jet is to stop at Canada’s major military air base in Trenton Ontario this week. It will then conduct a surveillance flight over Canada this weekend. It’s an annual event as various NATO countries and Russia allow» 

International, Military, Politics

Russia, China urge restraint as tensions over North Korea increase

North Korea’s neighbours Russia and China are urging restraint as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise, creating fears that “conflict could break out at any moment.” China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped» 

International, Politics

‘Assad must go,’ says Canada’s foreign affairs minister

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins talks with the Russian government in Moscow over its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Ottawa is calling on the Kremlin to decide whether it wants to align itself with a “murderous» 

International, Politics, Society

What’s next for Syria?

The U.S., Canada and other western countries are now saying the war in Syria cannot be resolved with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as leader. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said al-Assad cannot remain and that he must be held to» 

Politics

Canada’s foreign affairs minister looks to thaw relations with Russia at Arctic summit

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is ready to meet her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the upcoming Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Alaska in May, to discuss bilateral relations and co-operation in the Arctic. That’s a sudden» 

International, Military, Politics

NATO and Russia: Canadian troops have challenges to overcome in Latvia

Canada is about to send some 450 troops to Latvia to lead an international battle-group of about 1,500. The force is to act as a deterrent to any potential Russian military action there. This will start in June.and will be» 

International, Politics

U.S. Arctic strategy puts Canada and Russia on notice

A U.S. Arctic strategy document made public this week is putting both Moscow and Ottawa on notice that Washington considers the Arctic a vital if somewhat neglected area of national security interests and intends to vigorously defend them. “This strategy, which» 

International, Military, Politics, Society

U.S. troops’ move into Poland angers Russia

The first of 4,000 U.S. troops plus tanks and armoured personnel carriers moved into Poland this week as part of NATO’s response to a request from Poland and the Baltic States. Canada is sending 450 troops to Latvia to show» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Military, Politics, Society

Climate, tourism and Obama’s big surprise: 2016 Arctic Year in Review

The end of the year is a time to take stock. Here at Eye on the Arctic, it’s also the time to check in with our bloggers, who’ve spent 2016 following and analysing Arctic news and events. In this 2016» 

International, Politics

UN General Assembly delivers Canadian-sponsored rebuke to Assad and Russia

The United Nations General Assembly voted 122 to 13 today to support a Canadian-drafted resolution demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria, humanitarian aid access throughout the country and an end to all sieges, including in Aleppo. Thirty-six countries»