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China: government and governance

Asia Society China File China in 2014: The three Rs By Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. (CNN) Three stories dominate American coverage of China […]

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Ukraine 2014

See also Russia in 2014 David (Jones): Crisis in Ukraine: Splitting Ukraine could prove the best solution vs David Kilgour: Crisis in Ukraine: A lesson in Finnish history may be the key to a peaceful conclusion […]

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U.K. in 2013

Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland’s independence vote (Reuters UK) As the Scottish independence vote nears, Shetland’s council has joined forces with two other island councils, Orkney and the Western Isles, to ask for greater […]

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Education: demographics and trends 2013 – 2014

“Every Major’s Terrible,” as Performed by an Actual University Chorus Randall Munroe’s cynical ode to undergraduate indecision is a clever parody of Gilbert & Sullivan’s I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, performed by […]

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Quebec elections 2014

Celine Cooper: Quebec nationalism is changing Quebec — long abstracted from large-scale, pan-Canadian initiatives and policy endeavours — must now resume its place and responsibilities in shaping the federation. For its part, Canada must reacquaint itself […]

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Canada in 2014
April 20, 2014  //  No Comments
Heading into 2014 A black mood The annual Nanos-IRPP tracking shows that, for the first time since Stephen Harper came t ...
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Wednesday Night #1676
April 16, 2014  //  No Comments
Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You About His Surveillance State—And Made You a Pawn of It (Daily Beast via HuffPost) In ...
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China: Economy
April 20, 2014  //  1 Comment
China and the world economy ; China, energy & economy ; China on “China’s Warren Buf ...
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Climate change and uncertainty 2014
April 19, 2014  //  1 Comment
Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. Sculpture by Issac Cord ...