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 //   //  September 1, 2015  //  No Comments

ISIS/ISIL

The Believer (The Brookings Essay) Ibrahim al-Badri is known to the world as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ruler of the Islamic State or ISIS, and he has the power not just to admonish but to punish […]

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 //   //  August 31, 2015  //  3 Comments

Greece in 2015

Greek Debt Crisis 2015 Live updates from Reuters on the debt crisis in Greece The Guardian: Greece Project Syndicate: Greece and the Fate of the Euro The Conversation: Grexit Greeks apologise with huge horse THE nation […]

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 //   //  August 29, 2015  //  No Comments

Media Matters 2015

Ryerson Review of Journalism Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications Time for Change: The CBC/Radio-Canada in the Twenty-first Century (July 2015) “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read […]

China
 //   //  August 28, 2015  //  3 Comments

China: government and governance

Asia Society China File We should worry about China’s politics not the economics In all the noise and debate, the stock market crash raises three big questions (Financial Times)  For years, we have been told that […]

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 //   //  August 27, 2015  //  No Comments

The Papacy 2015

Pope Francis in America By Chris Patten, the last British Governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Though, at age 71, I may be […]

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Canada 2014-15 — Immigration & citizenship
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I know it is totally unrealistic, but would it not be wonderful if the leaders of all the opposition parties were to off ...
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Wednesday Night #1748
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“Although the calendar always says January 1 is the beginning of the year, the real year — school year, univ ...
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Canada economy 2015
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Harper says economy ‘back on track’ as data point to technical recession Confirmation that Canada experienced a tech ...
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Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2015
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Obama’s climate-change talk stands in stark contrast to Canadian party leaders U.S.-led Arctic issues conference h ...