2014 Nobel Peace Prize
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Pakistan 2013-16

See also Pakistan 2011-2012 22-25 May Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour (BBC) In a statement, the Taliban acknowledged Mansour’s death for the first time and named his successor as Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada. Analysts say […]

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Firearms, gun control and politics /2

Bloomberg Topics: Gun Control The Guardian: US gun control Mother Jones: Guns Firearms, gun control and politics Guns with a History – should be shown before a sale to every gun purchaser! Donald Trump and Hillary […]

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ISIS/ISIL/DAESH 2015 CTV Montreal: ISIS – will the threat grow? Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institue for Genocide and Human Rights Studies weighs in on the ISIS threat in a chat with Paul Karwatsky. ISIS’s Signature […]

world economy
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Global Economy 2016

Global Economy 2015 SciDev.Net What is a knowledge economy? The Fourth Industrial Revolution — What It Means and How to Respond By Klaus Schwab (Foreign Affairs) We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that […]

Middle East region
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Middle East & Arab World

Brookings Middle East and North Africa Carnegie Council: Perspectives from Inside a Tumultuous Middle East: Syria-Iraq-ISIS-Russia and Iran Foreign Policy: Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. Ninety-five years ago […]

Quebec flag on map
PQ post 2014 Quebec elections
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Le PQ aura un nouveau chef le 7 octobre (Radio Canada) Réunis en assemblée, les présidents des instances du Parti qu ...
Raoul Wallenberg – Updates
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See also Wednesday Night #1577 and #1610 Dear friends, A number of Canadians, including Irwin Cotler, David Matas, and H ...
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil 2013 – 2016
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These 5 Facts Explain Brazil’s Crippling Scandals (TIME) 24 July 2015 Stratfor: The impeachment vote comes amid waves ...
Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2016
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Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2015 What is Energy East? (short video) National Observer Tar Sands Reportin ...