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Trudeau's Simplistic Approach To Syria Needs A Dose Of Reality

Thomas Woodley | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

If only it were so easy. The leader of a war-torn Middle Eastern country commits an atrocity; the West removes him. Problem solved. At least, that's the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to see the future in Syria. The only problem is that Trudeau has forgotten the many other players who have a stake in what happens in Syria.

Trump Says Relations With Russia 'May Be At An All-Time Low'

CP | Vivian Salama And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Politics

His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment.

Our Leaders Need To Shed The Corrupting Influence Of Weapons

Harith Chaudhary | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Harith Chaudhary

We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.

Syrian Conflict Leaves Us With Nothing But Hope

Jason Najum | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Jason Najum

I write this with the crippling cries of a small child playing in my earphones, nerve gas choking him literally to death, his desperate rasping gasps for breath ringing in my ears and unnerving my insides, his agony repeating over and over in the background as a foaming espresso machine steams beside me at the counter.

Tragedy Continues In The Land Of "Bitter Harvest"

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada
Elliot M. Cho

Bitter Harvest begins with showing the famous Ukrainian landscape: an endless wheat field under blue sky. It somehow reminds me of a scene in Gone wit...

Trudeau's Anti-Russian Brinkmanship Could End Badly For Canada

Yves Engler | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

For Washington and Ottawa, the Ukraine is a proxy to weaken Russia, which blocked western plans to topple the Assad regime in Syria. Where will this lead? A new Cold War against a capitalist Russia? Or a much hotter war involving direct confrontation between Canadian and Russian troops?

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.

B.C. General Election: Let The Liberal Mudslinging Commence

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Splat. It would seem British Columbia's 41st general election is well underway. News that someone may have hacked the B.C. Liberal party's website caused quite the uproar. Charges, counter-charges, flurries of tweets, threats of lawsuits, privacy investigations, possible police investigations, it had it all.

Crimea To Remain Russian Despite US Pressure

Jonathan Wade | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada
Jonathan Wade

Russia will not discuss returning Crimea to Ukraine with its foreign partners. Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed its government will not dis...

2017 Lionel Gelber Book Prize Shortlist: The World As It Actually Is

Robert Steiner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Steiner

The five finalists in this year's contest for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs happen to focus on two themes that preoccupy the White House: Islamism as a disruptive political force and the coexistence of an authoritarian Russia with an increasingly militarized U.S. government.

Dealing With Trolls In A Donald Trump World

Jeff Paterson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Paterson

Back when the primaries kicked off, the trolls found a common hero in Trump. Someone on the outside the norm of the establishment, someone not taken seriously. Someone himself a master at getting reactions from making a single statement. I mean, that's the whole purpose of trolling, isn't it? Get people defensive and engage them to react with real emotions and sincerity.

Canada Must Push Trump On Russia: Ukraine, Latvia

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

Chrystia Freeland is an expert on Russia.

Trump's U.S.-Russia Relationship Won't Be Built On Mutual Respect

Simon Palamar | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Simon Palamar

The U.S. won't get a better relationship by ignoring the Kremlin's efforts to run roughshod over the most fundamental institutions in U.S. democracy. Doing so sends one message and one message only: that the American president is weak, inviting further interference in U.S. domestic affairs.

Trump Praises Putin's 'Very Smart' Response To Obama's Sanctions

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Putin said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in retaliation.

Was The Trump Victory A Gift, From Russia With Love?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Image of "Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump" by DonkeyHotey on flickr through Creative Commons It has yet to be proven. What is known, ...

Russian Ambassador Killed By Gunman In Turkey

CP | Burhan Ozbilici And Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada

The gunman was killed by police.

How Russia Successfully Gaslighted The West

Adam Caldwell | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Adam Caldwell

Democracy is underpinned by governing through informed consent of the masses. A strong and independent media is a nation's window into the affairs of the nation. Currently too many westerners cannot tell an opinion piece (like this one) from true investigative journalism. Attention spans are too short for long investigative pieces, and forget taking 2 minutes to check a source!

Trump's List Of Nominees Just Got Scarier And More Depressing

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I've got to tell you, I was positively thunderstruck when I read that Donald Trump had decided to appoint the multi-millionaire dealmaker Rex Tillerson (the CEO of Exxon Mobil) as his Secretary of State. Are you kidding me?

Canada Needs Real Leadership To End The Syrian War

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The challenge for Canadian foreign policy is to mitigate the risks of the rebels faltering in Aleppo, with the more long-term strategic challenge of Russia and Iran's vicious play for power. Should Aleppo fall, an even more dystopian region will emerge.

Canada And U.S. Need To Face Russia Together: Dion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion steered clear of weighing in directly on comments Donald Trump made during the U.S. election campaign.

What Donald J. Trump Means For Canadian Foreign Policy

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The pressures on Canadian interests abroad will be significant, so long as the United States remains the guarantor of Canadian national security and the major partner in economic prosperity. So what does the U.S. election mean for Canada in the world?

Ukraine's Conflict Hits Close To Home For Me, A Korean-Canadian

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Elliot M. Cho

As a Korean, I could find many parallels between Korea and Ukraine. Both had suffered Mongol invasion, imperialism, fascism and communism in the past. In recent years, both have been struggling with corruption and the kleptocracy. Ukrainians' hope and aspirations in life are not much different than mine.

Trump And Hillary Represent The Great American Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Todhunter

Most U.S. voters seem to believe the lies being fed to them: A public that is encouraged to regard what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya as a disconnected array of events in need of Western intervention based on bogus notions of 'humanitarianism' or a 'war on terror', rather than the planned machinations of empire.

I'm Proving Women Are Wired For The Male-Dominated Tech Industry

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Traditional occupations with high rates of female workers in Russia are medicine, education, hospitality and service industries. Ironically, these happen to be the industries with not-so-high salaries and meager career opportunities. The most lucrative careers are predominantly male, and there is no trend of change on the gender front.

B.C. Liberals' Long-Shot LNG Deal Was Fantasy After All

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. may still see an LNG plant, but as for that $1 trillion in economic activity and $100 billion prosperity fund the only step left is to call time of death. There's an upside for the government. The public never bought the hype in the first place.