• EU or Commonwealth: Where Does Canada Fit in Britain’s Plans?

    EU or Commonwealth: Where Does Canada Fit in Britain’s Plans?

    • April 27, 2016

    In 2009, George Monbiot wrote a much-trafficked op-ed in The Guardian on the Canadian tar sands political-industrial complex, blaming it for the “astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state.” The author blamed the government of Stephen Harper and its then anti-climate talks antics in particular: “The immediate threat to the global effort to

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  • What the Karadžić Verdict Means

    What the Karadžić Verdict Means

    • March 30, 2016

    Radovan Karadžić, the former president of the Bosnian Serb Republic and supreme commander of its armed forces during the 1992–95 war, was convicted on March 24th of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the United Nations war crimes court in The Hague. The 70 year

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  • West Politicizes IMF to Support Ukraine

    West Politicizes IMF to Support Ukraine

    • December 10, 2015

    By Paul Robinson Power is shifting worldwide. As previously less developed economies grow at a faster rate than those of the West, Western states are becoming relatively less powerful. It is in the West’s interest, therefore, to use the years of financial, political, and military dominance which remain to it, to embed other rising powers

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  • EU Countries Must Work Toward Common Refugee Solution

    EU Countries Must Work Toward Common Refugee Solution

    • September 15, 2015

    The German minister of the interior announced on the weekend that Germany would temporarily close its southern border. In so doing, the government would temporarily leave the so-called Schengen agreement, which allows the free movement of people in the Euro zone. To be sure, this is absolutely legal and conforms with European law, which allows

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  • D-Day for Greece is Coming Fast

    • June 12, 2015

    For months, the Greek government (run by the neophyte left-wing Syriza party), its euro-area partners, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been engaged in negotiations about payment of the last tranche of an existing bail-out program. In exchange for receiving 7.2 billion euros in bail-out money, the Greek government has to credibly commit to

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