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Diasaku Higashi, a doctoral candidate who has received support from the CIR, has written an op-ed entitled "Creating jobs for Afghan insurgents key to peace." It was published in English by the Herald Tribune Asahi on August 13, 2009. Click here to read the full article. 

25 July 2009  "A Forewarned Future: As 'Climate Security' forecast darkens, is Canada Ready?", by Mike Blanchfield. Margaret Purdy, principal investigator of the CIR's climate change and security project, comments on the security implications of climate change.

CIR paper publications have been updated:

New CIR Working Papers

  • No. 51: "Creating Space for Emancipartory Human Security: Liberal Obstructions and

    •   the Potential of Agonism" by Jen Peterson.
      • No. 50: "The pervasiveness and absence of ‘the political’? A consideration of the

        •   varied role of politics in peacebuilding" by Jen Peterson.

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