The Commonwealth of Nations is a collection of 53 member states including developed, developing, and emerging countries. Because it is the successor organisation to the British Empire, all habitable continents are represented in the Commonwealth.
Author: Michael Bonner
A Turning Point in India’s Economic Rise: The End of British Aid and Canadian Free Trade
Michael Bonner discuss the end of British aid and the beginning of a free trade relationship between Canada and India.
Towards an Independent Kurdistan
Michael Bonner explores aspects of Kurdish history and its oil-driven aspirations for independence.
New Opportunities for Canada in the Commonwealth
Nowadays it seems that most Commonwealth countries stand out as islands of good sense, financial prudence, and economic growth amidst a sea of international financial ruin and mismanagement. But will the idea of a Commonwealth revival catch on?
Closure of the Straits of Hormuz: A Canadian Perspective
A Canadian perspective on the closing of the Straits of Hormuz reveals that Canada, with oil reserves greater than those of Russia and Central Asia, would benefit greatly by propelling the growth of its national industry.
Embassy-Sharing and the Revival of the Commonwealth
Canada can always benefit from new friends and new trading partners, and it is to the Commonwealth that we should look first: much of the groundwork is already in place.
What Role for Canada in the Arab Spring?
With many calling on Canada to play a bigger role in stabilizing post-Arab Spring countries, what political options are available for a country not explicitly tied to the region?
Afghanistan’s Cultural Richness and the Road to Development
Canadian development projects in Afghanistan should focus on the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage in order to expand Afghani connections to their past.