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The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental) Human Rights

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact

As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'

Assad Visits Putin In Russia To Discuss Syria

CP | Albert Aji And Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada

The surprise visit Tuesday reflects renewed confidence from Assad after Russia and Iran dramatically escalated their support recently.

How the UN Can Help Create Peace in a Divided World

Centre for International Policy Studies | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Centre for International Policy Studies

There is no more annoying phrase in discussions of international affairs than "If the United Nations did not exist, we would have to invent it!" It is certainly true that the world urgently needs an effective collective security organization today. But the organization it needs bears only a passing resemblance to the UN we currently have.

Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against organizations in Russia — including a pro-Putin biker gang known as the Night Wolves.

Harper Wanted Russia Out Of G8 Before Ukraine Crisis

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany - Prime Minister Stephen Harper expanded at length Monday on why he feels such antipathy towards Russian President Vladimir Put...

Forget Russia, We Have Our Own Human Rights Problems

Hana Shafi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Hana Shafi

Fixating on Russia is not going to solve the various human rights crises facing the West. Russia does have several of its own human rights abuses, several of its own problems that harm the society there. But let's not pretend for a second like the West is somehow incredibly different. By doing so, we forego the responsibility to address the problems that we have right here at home, and prove to the world that we are still holding onto simplistic "scary Russia" sentiments that were just as misguided and ignorant during the Cold War as they are now.

Canadian Economy Suffering From Russia Sanctions: Oliver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

Oliver says despite the impact on Canada, he absolutely supports the sanctions.

Russia Slams Feds After Alleged Nazi War Criminal Dies In Canada

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Politics

"Sadly, the Canadian government ignored numerous appeals by Canadian Jewish organizations and efforts by the Russian authorities to ensure that justice be served, allowing Vladimir Katriuk to retain citizenship of Canada while peacefully residing in this country."

Russia To Use Prison Labour To Keep Costs Down At 2018 World Cup

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are keen to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Russian prison service ...

Don Cherry: Russian Team Has 'No Class'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada

Don Cherry says the Russian hockey team has "no class" after it snubbed the Canadian national anthem at the world hockey championships.

The Contrasting Impacts of Plummeting Oil Prices

Peter Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada's energy sector service and equipment exporters are in for tough times, and cash flows for oil and gas exporters will tighten significantly. This is already beginning to spill red ink on Canada's trade and fiscal statistics. However, Canada's non-energy sector exporters should see a substantial boost.

Nicholson Optimistic After Kerry-Putin Talks

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson is expressing muted optimism that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Russian President ...

Chretien Meets Putin Despite Harper's Opposition

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vlad...

Canada To Send 200 Military Trainers To Ukraine

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government went to extra lengths Tuesday to make it clear Canadian military trainers will not be in harm's way when they deploy to...

Canada To Join U.S. And British In training Ukrainian Troops

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada appears set to join a U.S.-led training mission to shore up the capabilities of the battered and bloodied Ukrainian military.A defence...

Mercer: Either Jason Kenney Or NATO Is Lying To Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Politics

But I guess, when it comes to the little things in this world like committing troops, going to war, or getting into a size contest with Vladimir Putin, it’s okay to play with the truth," rips Mercer.

Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.

Putin's "Wag The Dog" Communications Strategy

Joseph Soares | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

What if all this show of Putin's disappearance was anything but botched? What if this mess was exactly what he wanted it to be, a useful distraction from a series of other issues he would rather we not pay as much attention to, like the mysterious murder of his primary opposition critic just outside the Kremlin walls? In other words, careful what you wish for people. In the final analysis, we may still be witnessing the end of Vladimir Putin. Alternatively, it may simply be Putin's wag the dog communications strategy.

Russia's Rosneft Mocks Canada's 'Near-Dead' Oil Industry

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Business

Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft is responding to sanctions slapped on it by the Harper government by talking down Canada’s oil industry. ...

Why Denmark Should Own The North Pole Instead Of Canada

Dana Wagner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

The North Pole is a single point on the Arctic map that falls in an area claimed by three countries. Directly beneath this spot, below the polar ice, is the Lomonosov Ridge, now at the centre of a land dispute. Canada, Denmark and Russia are jockeying for exclusive jurisdiction of the submerged mountain range. If the pole went to the country that can best govern it, the winner is Denmark. In second place, Canada would not be bad, especially relative to Russia. But between the two, as one expert told the CBC, "there's absolutely no doubt that the North Pole is most definitely closer to Greenland than it is to Canada." Still, here are some alternative factors to consider:

And The Biggest Economic Surprise of the Year Goes To...

Peter Hall | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Six years beyond the onset of global crisis and the lamentation seems louder: pundits are increasingly perplexed by the planet's prolonged period of perpetual perturbations. So, does anything stand out in 2014 as an "out of the blue" development?

Kissinger on Technology's Role in Disrupting World Order

Diane Francis | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada
Diane Francis

Henry Kissinger flew into Toronto this week for a conference, and at 91 years of age, demonstrated the mental acuity that earned a front-row seat in foreign policy circles for decades.

Russian Dispute Delays Canadian Satellite Launch

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The launch of a Canadian satellite, postponed amid tensions in the Ukraine, is finally scheduled for liftoff — one year behind schedule.T...

The "Russian Edison" Changed Our World for the Better

Leah Morrigan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada
Leah Morrigan

Have you ever heard of Leon Theremin? If you don't know him but you like electronic music or have ever used a toll road transponder, or even if you've noticed the square tag on the side of a peanut butter jar at the grocery store, you have Leon Theremin to thank. The early 20th century Russian-born inventor developed technologies that have and will continue to change our world.