Forging a Closer Transatlantic Bond Between Canada and Europe: New MLI report

OTTAWA, ON (December 28, 2020): Canada and Europe are both facing a world rife with geopolitical uncertainty, from weakened international institutions to great power rivalry and rising authoritarian influence. What should an expanded Canadian role in transatlantic relations look like? What new opportunities are there for cooperation between Canada and Europe? This report, titled “The… Continue reading Forging a Closer Transatlantic Bond Between Canada and Europe: New MLI report

WHO you gonna call? Why there’s something strange about international institutions: New MLI report

OTTAWA, ON (December 23, 2020): The World Health Organization’s initial refusal to alert the world to the true danger of the pandemic, due to its deference to China, is a symptom of a wide-ranging failure by the UN and other organizations to reject the influence of regimes that seek to undermine Western values In MLI’s… Continue reading WHO you gonna call? Why there’s something strange about international institutions: New MLI report

A renewed Canadian approach to alliance-building: New MLI polling

OTTAWA, ON (December 16, 2020): New polling conducted on behalf of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute finds that Canadians have wide-ranging views on multilateral organizations and are pessimistic about the world’s future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second segment of a three-part project which measures Canadians’ views regarding Canada’s place in the… Continue reading A renewed Canadian approach to alliance-building: New MLI polling

Why the West should ‘Never give in’ on global institutions: MLI Commentary by Olaf Wientzek

OTTAWA, ON (December 9, 2020): This year was a tough one for international institutions. From a failure to contain and combat COVID-19 on the part of the World Health Organization (WHO) to a concerning rise of authoritarianism within the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2020 has many questioning whether these flawed institutions are worth saving.… Continue reading Why the West should ‘Never give in’ on global institutions: MLI Commentary by Olaf Wientzek

From middle to major power – Correcting course in Canadian foreign policy: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (December 3, 2020): Recent polling suggests that Canadians want our country to engage more in the world and to have more of a say on global affairs. Achieving this requires decision-makers to embark on a bold and ambitious foreign policy plan. MLI’s newest paper, titled “From middle to major power: Correcting course in… Continue reading From middle to major power – Correcting course in Canadian foreign policy: New MLI Paper

Is Canada “back” on the international stage? Canadians don’t think so: An MLI Poll

OTTAWA, ON (November 16, 2020): New polling conducted on behalf of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute finds that, not only do Canadians care about foreign policy, but they also have some strong opinions about Canada’s place in the world, our allies, and our adversaries. These findings are the first segment of a three-part project on measuring Canadians’… Continue reading Is Canada “back” on the international stage? Canadians don’t think so: An MLI Poll

Understanding the Threat of Russia and China in the Post-COVID Era: New Report by Stephen Blank, J. Michael Cole, and Balkan Devlen

OTTAWA, ON (September 28, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated how China and Russia have sought to take advantage of the West’s good will and the openness of the international system. In a new three-part MLI paper, titled “Know Thy Enemy: Understanding the threat posed by Russia and China in the post-COVID era,” authors Stephen… Continue reading Understanding the Threat of Russia and China in the Post-COVID Era: New Report by Stephen Blank, J. Michael Cole, and Balkan Devlen