Paul Heinbecker, In the News
In an interview with CTV News Channel, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker says the rebels in Syria are fighting a very uneven battle and explains how the Assad regime has the upper hand.
Paul Heinbecker, CIGI distinguished fellow and former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, discusses his surprise and disappointment at the decision by Canada to leave the Convention on Desertification.
In light of North Korea's latest nuclear test, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker participates in a Q&A on the country's threat to global security.
In an interview with CTV News Channel, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments on Canada-U.S. relations, in light of the recent meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments on how Syria may react to reports of an Israeli attack. “If Syria were to retaliate – by launching rockets against Haifa, for example – it would draw a very strong Israeli response,” he said. “I don’t believe Assad will risk it.”
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker looks at Israel's hints of responsibility for an air strike in Syria. He comments on the various aspects that may have lead to this situation.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker, former Canadian Ambassador to Germany, speaks to BNN about the risks Germany faces in 2013 as it gears up for an election.
Canada and its ‘out and out Zionist’ prime minister have become the latest target of Iran’s Press TV
In a story regarding Iran's primary English-language broadcaster, Press TV, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments that its focus on First Nations is a clear strategy to “negate” Canadian reports of human rights allegations. He says, "the human rights situations in [Canada and Iran] are scarcely comparable … but our own very real shortcomings on Aboriginal issues … are fodder for the Iranian efforts."
In her story for The Toronto Star, Olivia Ward looks at the global trends to look for in 2013, citing a recent CIGI report on the breadth and sophistication of transnational crime. CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments that such organized crime cannot be dealt with by individual governments.
In an interview with the Toronto Star, regarding Canada's reaction to Palestine's elevated status, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments, "what we’ve done is really quite unprecedented and it’s very hard to calculate just how extensive the damage might be." He adds, "we have a disagreement with 179 countries and I’m not quite sure how you penalize 179 countries."