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November 19, 2018

When it comes to the security of democratic nations in Europe, there may soon be a viable alternative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

In his compelling 2012 book Strategic Vision:  America and the Crisis of Global Power, the late Zbigniew Brzezinski, w...

November 12, 2018

Too often, the world tends to view human rights and religious freedom as being less important than economic issues and trade concerns.  And by putting issues of religious persecution and mass human rights abuses on the back burner, the community of nations emboldens to...

October 29, 2018

According to a new report produced by Oxfam Canada, conflicts and humanitarian crises are especially hard on women and girls.

Canada's internationally celebrated feminist foreign policy is a work in progress and cannot yet be declared a success.  Indeed, the Canadian go...

October 25, 2018

 Saudi Arabia persecutes religious minorities, dissidents, bloggers, and journalists.

The horrific assassination and dismemberment of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents has shocked the community of nations and foc...

October 12, 2018

 The World Trade Organization must be reformed, or it will not survive.

The global trading system is in danger of being swept away by waves of trade protectionism unleashed by the United States and China.  And the demise of the liberalized trading order will inevitably...

September 26, 2018

Canada talks a good game when it comes to promoting its feminist foreign policy on the world stage.  However, when it really matters, the Trudeau government has demonstrated a disappointing timidity on human rights at the United Nations.

This week marks the opening of t...

September 21, 2018

Participants in the Edo project gather around a tractor during a training session in April 2018.  Photo courtesy of the Santa Marta Group​.

“Where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die.”— Crumbs from Your Table by U2

Last year, the Roman Cat...

September 5, 2018

"I woke up this morning.

I could barely breathe.

Just an empty impression.

In the bed where you used to be.

I want a kiss from your lips.

I want an eye for an eye.

I woke up this morning to an empty sky."

--Empty Sky by Bruce Springsteen

September 11, 2001 will always be know...

August 22, 2018

Tim Uppal talks to a young genocide survivor. Uppal asked the girl what she most wanted.  She replied that she wanted her father and brothers back.  They were abducted by ISIS and are still missing. Photo credit:  Khalsa Aid northern Iraq coordinator Sozan Fahmi....

July 29, 2018

 Matthew Fisher in the cockpit of  a RCAF C-17 en route to Afghanistan in 2011. Photo courtesy of Matthew Fisher

“I’ve been everywhere man.  I’ve been everywhere man.  Crossed the deserts bare, man.  I’ve breathed the mountain air, man.  Travel, I’ve had my share, man....

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