This new report published by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute explores Canada's renewed focus on the role of science diplomacy in international affairs.

Caitlin Byrne, an assistant professor of international relations and a former CPD Research Fellow (2010-2012), and Jane Johnston, an associate professor of media and communication, both at Bond University in Australia, have published a new article.

A group of Islamic experts urged the world's 1.6 billion Muslims on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming, in a new example of religious efforts to galvanise action before a UN climate summit in Paris in December. Christiana Figueres, the head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, said religion was a guide for action. 

While commemorating the 1955 Bandung Conference, China and Japan lay out competing visions for Asia and Africa.(...) While Japan and China’s strategies for Asian-African cooperation sound similar, in practice the potential for the two countries to collaborate is slim. China will pursue engagement with both Asia and Africa through the framework of its “One Belt, One Road” strategy, and Japan is hardly going to link its own outreach programs to a Chinese-led initiative.

Climate change is an area that should ultimately bring the two nations closer together even more than cooperation on energy. If the world’s two largest economies, and two most powerful nations, can’t come together to address this very real threat to human civilization, then what can they achieve together?