OPINION

Ukraine hands Russia its pretext

Could somebody please explain to the CIA why the optics of sending John Brennan to Kyiv were so bad?


As Israel’s friend, Canada must speak up for African asylum seekers

Many are being held indefinitely in a detention facility the desert.


Eastern exports of crude not worth the risk

The time has come for a broad, participatory dialogue on our energy future.


The malicious concept of Mother Canada

In most cases, the concept of motherland places the state at the centre of the political system, with people relegated to supportive roles.


Harper’s Arctic gambit

If Canada exercised its discretion as chair to exclude Russian participation, it would probably be alienating most or all of the other states and permanent participants in doing so.


A thousand years of experience

The Icelandic business community has established an Arctic Chamber of Commerce, the first of its kind in the Arctic region.


Becoming a contributor to a sustainable Arctic future

The Korean government adopted Korea’s Arctic Policy at the end of last year.


The special fragile nature of the Arctic

Finland’s new Arctic strategy focuses on both economic growth and sustainability.


We are on the first row in the Arctic theatre

Norway’s High North is booming.


Arctic issues are global issues

It is Japan’s firm belief that the ocean, as a commons for all peoples, should be free, open and safe.


EU, NATO should step up Ukrainian support

Offering prospective membership in these clubs could buoy democratic forces in Ukraine.


America just breathed a sigh of relief

Because the US government would have very reluctantly accepted Quebec independence.


Will India’s triumph mark the beginning of the end of polio?

As we have seen with measles in many parts of Canada, vaccine-preventable diseases are only a plane-ride away. We must stay vigilant.


Libya faces partition

As oil exports slump, the story of the Morning Glory tanker shows the country’s regional rifts.



Crimea and the consequences for global governance

The G7 voice will be just one amongst equals in global decision-making. Eventually it may wither away.


Tories, Grits, NDP must get serious about climate change

They need only read the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


No country has shown such disregard for its own climate change commitments

The NDP is the only party to introduce legislation that would require the government to set science-based targets for emissions reductions.


Cuts to Environment Canada won’t quench American thirst

When water becomes a commodity, the notion of water as a human right goes out the window.


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