• Trump vs. the Climate, Round 1

    Trump vs. the Climate, Round 1

    • April 6, 2017

    Trump’s executive order, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” is the latest and perhaps most wide-ranging assault on climate change policy under the Obama administration in the US. Much has already been said about it, with excellent commentaries …

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  • The New Colossus

    The New Colossus

    • March 30, 2017

    by Ruth Bradley-St-Cyr

    “Give me your tired, your poor,/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” The words inscribed at the base of the statue of Liberty are famous, and yet hardly anyone knows that they are from a sonnet …

    By CIPS
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  • Wiretrap: Trump’s Tweet War with US Intelligence

    Wiretrap: Trump’s Tweet War with US Intelligence

    • March 21, 2017

    Early one Saturday morning, March 4, President Trump took to his favourite bully pulpit to issue his most infamous tweet — that President Obama had wiretapped his Trump Towers residence during the 2016 election — using various trigger words, including …

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  • Why Trump Should Cause Us All to Rethink Our Policies

    Why Trump Should Cause Us All to Rethink Our Policies

    • February 1, 2017

    As Donald Trump makes it clear that he is intent on pursuing his rash and racist agenda come what may, we might be tempted to stand back, count our blessings, and try to minimize the damage.

    We need to be …

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  • Taiwan: Just a Phone Call Away

    Taiwan: Just a Phone Call Away

    • January 20, 2017

    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States brought unexpected attention to Taiwan. One of Trump’s first post-election acts was to exchange telephone courtesies with President Tsai Ing-wen, calling her “President of Taiwan” on Twitter. Since Tsai, …

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  • One Thing Trump is Right About

    One Thing Trump is Right About

    • January 20, 2017

    Throughout the Cold War, the amount of military violence worldwide grew steadily, reaching a peak in 1992. A major reason was interference by the superpowers in local conflicts. The proxy wars that resulted when the United States and the Soviet …

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