Russia map
 //   //  November 21, 2014  //  4 Comments

Russia in 2014

Russia on wednesday-night.com Russia in 2013 The Interpreter The Guardian Mikhail Khodorkovsky BBC Chechnya profile Project Syndicate Putin’s World Crimea on Wikipedia Russians are Vikings Putin on the Couch (Politico)  From the moment he became president […]

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 //   //  November 21, 2014  //  2 Comments

Canada 2013-14: Politics

Conservatives inadvertently give Justin Trudeau a leg up: Hébert Never has a federal third party leader attracted as much attention from a ruling party as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau In so doing the Conservatives wanted to […]

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 //   //  November 14, 2014  //  1 Comment

Europe & EU 2014

The European EU Observer New School of Athens (NSoA) Ukraine Watch as 1000 years of European borders change Putin’s Reach: Merkel Concerned about Russian Influence in the Balkans (Spiegel)Berlin has begun to see Moscow as an […]

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China geopolitical strategy

See also China Seas China-Japan Relations: Abe And Xi APEC Meeting Only Symbolic (International Business Times) For the first time in more than two years, China and Japan’s top leaders shared a symbolic handshake at the […]

South China Sea
 //   //  November 13, 2014  //  3 Comments

China Seas

Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries (Defense News, Wendell Minnick) The majority of the 90% of global trade that travels by sea moves through narrow & vulnerable straits near Malaysia, Singapore & Taiwan. As […]

Canadian politics wordcloud
Canada 2013-14: Politics
November 21, 2014  //  2 Comments
Conservatives inadvertently give Justin Trudeau a leg up: Hébert Never has a federal third party leader attracted as mu ...
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Wednesday Night #1707
November 19, 2014  //  No Comments
Victory abroad, grief at home A footnote to the evening: In a new book on Canadian history, Conrad Black recounts the mo ...
world economy
Global Economy 2014
November 16, 2014  //  3 Comments
G20 Brisbane: final communique lists 800 measures for economic growth G20 leaders approve a package estimated to increas ...
Climate change
Climate change and uncertainty 2014
November 15, 2014  //  2 Comments
Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. Sculpture by Issac Cord ...