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 //   //  December 18, 2014  //  4 Comments

Russia in 2014

While the Financial Times trumpets that the Rouble crisis opens up Putin to attack, Mr. Putin says Russia economy will be cured, although he offers no remedy (Reuters) Defiant and confident at a three-hour news conference, […]

2014 Nobel Peace Prize
 //   //  December 17, 2014  //  1 Comment

Pakistan 2013-14

See also Pakistan 2011-2012 Pakistan school attack: PM Sharif vows to end ‘terrorism’ Pakistan’s prime minister has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, […]

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 //   //  December 16, 2014  //  1 Comment

Terrorism 2013-14

Boko Haram: Kidnapped Girls Have Been Married Off, Truce Never Happened

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 //   //  December 11, 2014  //  No Comments

Turkey 2012 – 2014

Let’s see Turkey for what it really is Leaders in the West would be wise not to dismiss Turkey altogether because of Erdogan’s ironfisted leadership style. Short-sighted leaders in the West need to open their eyes […]

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 //   //  December 8, 2014  //  3 Comments

Global Economy 2014

Oil as a Political Weapon The Economic Consequences of Global Oil Deflation (Counterpunch) There are at least three major potential impacts on global economic instability that will likely follow in the wake of global oil price […]

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Canada & the Arctic 2013 – 2014
December 18, 2014  //  1 Comment
Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship Canada’s northern strategy – Exercising Our Arctic Sovereignty Wi ...
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Wednesday Night #1711
December 17, 2014  //  No Comments
Two items that were not on the horizon when the Prologue was written were the focus of much of the discussion. Sony canc ...
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Canada Economy 2014
December 16, 2014  //  1 Comment
The Budget The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be cur ...
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Climate change and uncertainty 2014
December 15, 2014  //  2 Comments
Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. Sculpture by Issac Cord ...