Alexander Panetta

Alexander Panetta is a Washington-based correspondent for CBC News who has covered American politics and Canada-U.S. issues since 2013. He previously worked in Ottawa, Quebec City and internationally, reporting on politics, conflict, disaster and the Montreal Expos.

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These are messy days in world affairs. Now, some say Canada has egg on its face

It's messy days in world affairs. Now Canada has egg on its face. Ottawa has drawn a deluge of international criticism in its second foreign-affairs crisis in a week.

Canada has Indian diplomats' communications in bombshell murder probe: sources

The Canadian government has amassed both human and signals intelligence in a months-long investigation of a Sikh activist's death that has inflamed relations with India, sources tell CBC News.

Ukraine's war plays out on the political battlefield this week: Here's one scene

Ukraine's fate is being fought on the political battlefield this week, with the country's leader looking to shore up support in North America, especially in a wavering Washington. Here is one scene from that front: a showdown at the UN

U.S. asserts support for Canada amid confrontation with India over Sikh activist's death

The United States says it's asserting its support for Canada amid allegations by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the Indian government participated in the extrajudicial killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil. The foreign-affairs crisis places the U.S. in an uncomfortable quandary as it attempts to court India as an ally.

After dismal start, UN hosts 'halftime summit' in bid to save development plan

After a dismal start, the UN is hosting a "halftime summit" about its 15-year plan to meet a series of human-development targets by 2030. Delegates will try to focus on problems like extreme poverty and gender equality while watching for sparks between the representatives of Ukraine and Russia.

Impeachment won't turf Biden. Here's what Republicans are really trying to achieve

Impeachment won't turf U.S. President Joe Biden. Here's what Republicans are trying to achieve by kick-starting hearings. It's about the next election. And, in the meantime, passing a budget, and avoiding an intra-party battle royale.

U.S. lawmakers praise MP Michael Chong's 'courage' in calling out China meddling

U.S. politicians praised a Canadian MP during a Washington appearance on China meddling. Conservative Michael Chong — the target of an alleged foreign interference campaign by China — told his story from a rare podium: Capitol Hill in Washington. 

Trump could be U.S. president again. Here's what he plans to do if he wins

There’s been abundant attention this summer to Donald Trump's criminal quandaries; not so much to his presidential bid. It may be time to take a closer look at a platform filled with threats of punishment for his adversaries — both at home and abroad.

U.S. politicians want to hear from MP Michael Chong on threats from China

MP Michael Chong will appear in a unique locale for a Canadian Opposition politician: a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. American lawmakers studying Chinese foreign interference have taken an interest in Chong's case and invited him to testify.

The scandals swirling around Hunter Biden — what we know, what we don't, and what's next

For a broad cross-section of Americans, the political scandal of the moment has nothing to do with Donald Trump's various alleged criminal misdeeds. In conservative America, the one they're talking about involves U.S. President Joe Biden's family, and how his son Hunter makes money.