Hamas’ use of human shields is a war crime: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

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The use of civilians as human shields is a war crime. This is well-established in international law. However, despite the global consensus, innocent civilians continue to be used as human shields, writes Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun.  By Sarah Teich, May 14, 2021  The use of civilians as human shields is a war crime.… Continue reading Hamas’ use of human shields is a war crime: Sarah Teich in the Toronto Sun

Webinar Panel Video: Why Taiwan is a natural partner in global health security

 This event focused on Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations centred on global health, an area that China has repeatedly worked to block Taipei from joining and making any contribution. Taiwan has been a global leader in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and is a model for international health best practices. During this month’s G7… Continue reading Webinar Panel Video: Why Taiwan is a natural partner in global health security

Beijing’s threats against Taiwan’s foreign minister deserve condemnation: J. Michael Cole for Inside Policy

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Ottawa and capitals around the world cannot afford to remain silent in the face of such threats by the Chinese regime against officials from another country, writes J. Michael Cole. Speaking up and putting Chinese officials on notice isn’t simple altruism: Taiwan is a canary in the coal mine, and the tactics Beijing uses against… Continue reading Beijing’s threats against Taiwan’s foreign minister deserve condemnation: J. Michael Cole for Inside Policy

On vaccine patents, the logic of bandits: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

IP isn’t the problem, it’s the solution; stealing stuff isn’t the solution, it’s the problem, writes Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article which can be read in full here. By Richard C. Owens, May 12, 2021 The US decision to support a World Trade Organization waiver of… Continue reading On vaccine patents, the logic of bandits: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

Taiwan must be allowed to join the World Health Organization: J. Michael Cole in Nikkei Asia

Giving Taiwan its rightful place at the table will not cost China anything. We are all in this together, and this is not a zero-sum game, writes J. Michael Cole. By J. Michael Cole, May 12, 2021 Once again this year, various countries will call upon the World Health Organization to allow Taiwan to participate… Continue reading Taiwan must be allowed to join the World Health Organization: J. Michael Cole in Nikkei Asia

Experts Call for Rejection of Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

In the wake of the election of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Iranian experts and women’s rights activists issued a call to reject the election of the Iranian government at an event held by the independent human rights group UN Watch, co-sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute… Continue reading Experts Call for Rejection of Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Canada’s most vulnerable being let down again: Richard Audas in the Hill Times

For those aged 85 and above—our most vulnerable population—Canada’s situation is deteriorating with its excess death rate for Canada at 18.0 per cent, dramatically higher than the other developed countries in our comparison, writes Richard Audas in the Hill Times. By Richard Audas, May 7, 2021 It’s been said that the greatest weapon we have… Continue reading Canada’s most vulnerable being let down again: Richard Audas in the Hill Times

Iran’s election to women’s-rights body makes a mockery of UN and feminism: Mariam Memarsadeghi in iPolitics

It is an open secret, in fact, that the global body has devolved into a primary mechanism for the world’s most brutal regimes to legitimize and sustain their rule, writes Mariam Memarsadeghi in iPolitics. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Mariam Memarsadeghi, May 7, 2021  To… Continue reading Iran’s election to women’s-rights body makes a mockery of UN and feminism: Mariam Memarsadeghi in iPolitics

Is China trying to stoke racial tensions over Facebook in the US? Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Jamil Jivani Show

(Note: interview starts at 10:20.) MLI Foreign Policy Program Director and Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar joined MLI Senior Fellow Jamil Jivani to discuss how China is trying to stoke racial divisions over social media in North America. “What happens is that China uses the platforms we have built to exploit those divisions in our… Continue reading Is China trying to stoke racial tensions over Facebook in the US? Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Jamil Jivani Show

The Unfolding Crisis of Hong Kong: Ai-Men Lau for Inside Policy

Living in fear and uncertainty, pro-democracy Hong Kongers are struggling to see a brighter future, writes Ai-Men Lau. Today, they can be arrested for simply holding up blank pieces of paper in protest.  The following remarks are based on the research, analysis, and recommendations developed by the Alliance Canada Hong Kong (ACHK) as part of… Continue reading The Unfolding Crisis of Hong Kong: Ai-Men Lau for Inside Policy