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Will a New Development Architecture Undercut the Poorest?

Posted on by John Sinclair

We are still living in the global financial crisis. Much of Europe and even the world of emerging economies are in the doldrums. By some standards, the situation has become grimmer, with China and Germany joining the list of countries strug… Read More

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Who Will Make the Middle East’s New Map?

Posted on by Peter Jones

Canada has now been directly affected by the turmoil raging in the Middle East. It is unfolding on many levels, reflecting the multitude of forces and tensions involved. One way to understand it is as an exercise in fundamentally re-drawin… Read More

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What Economic Uncertainty Means for Canadian Policymakers

Posted on by Jacqueline Best

If you have been reading the financial press over the past week, you know that the global economy’s chances are looking a lot more uncertain these days. What you may not know, however, is that this more recent upswing in uncertainty and volat… Read More

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S’élever dans l’adversité

Posted on by Robert Asselin

Pour quiconque qui y a travaillé, l’endroit est impressionnant. Quand on marche dans le grand hall qui mène à la bibliothèque, là même où les coups de feu d’hier ont été perpétrés, on comprend que le Parlement est un lieu qui sym… Read More

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Ottawa Attacks: What We Must Do—and Not Do—in Response

Posted on by David Petrasek

Locked in today at the University of Ottawa, looking down on the largely deserted canal bike path, several hundred metres from the cenotaph where this morning’s horrifying events began, I was stunned. I was also shaking, and afraid—but no… Read More

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Mexico’s Abducted Students: Where Does the Country Go From Here?

Posted on by Claude Denis

How does one write about Mexico today? The country is in full crisis mode after 43 students from the Ayotzinpa teachers’ college in rural Guerrero were kidnapped by the police on September 26, and six other people were killed, as they… Read More

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Inside and Out at the Human Rights Museum

Posted on by David Petrasek

Published on openDemocracy.net on October 14, 2014 The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened this month in Winnipeg, in western Canada, reigniting a long-running controversy over its portrayal of human rights issues. Before turning… Read More

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Spring Into Summer? The Tunisian Elections

Posted on by Bruce Montador

Tunisia will soon complete the transition begun when President Ben Ali fled in January 2011. Under a new constitution, it will elect a parliament (via regional lists) this month, and then a president. Although the constitution gives most… Read More

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This Isn’t the Kind of War Bombs Can Win

Posted on by Errol Mendes

Published in iPolitics, October 7, 2014 For starters, let’s stop calling them Islamic State. As President Barack Obama has pointed out, the mass murderers in black cutting a bloody trail through Iraq and Syria are neither truly Islamic no… Read More

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An Imperfect Election and New Government Offer Only Glimmers of Hope for Afghanistan

Posted on by Nipa Banerjee

The formation of a National Unity Government (NUG) in Afghanistan, ending the long 2014 presidential election process, has been hailed by international leaders as a peaceful and democratic transfer of power. Objective analysts, howev… Read More

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