Russia map
 //   //  November 25, 2014  //  4 Comments

Russia in 2014

Russia on 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 […]

Bospherus Bridge
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Turkey 2012 – 2014

Turkey’s president says women not equal to men Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruffled feathers Monday when he said women and men are created differently, and women can’t be expected to do the same work as […]

EU countries flags
 //   //  November 23, 2014  //  1 Comment

Europe & EU 2014

The European EU Observer New School of Athens (NSoA) Ukraine Watch as 1000 years of European borders change Finland feeling vulnerable amid Russian provocations (WaPost) peaceable Finland has long gone out of its way to avoid […]

Middle East region
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Middle East & Arab World in 2013 – 2014

Alastair Crooke You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia Why should we be surprised then, that from Prince Bandar’s Saudi-Western mandate to manage the insurgency in Syria against […]

Canadian politics wordcloud
 //   //  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 […]

Canada immigration cartoon
Canada 2014 — Immigration
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Why Canada needs a flood of immigrants Between now and 2021, a million jobs are expected to go unfilled across Canada. O ...
Wednesday Night logo
Wednesday Night #1708
November 26, 2014  //  1 Comment
When FDR moved Thanksgiving: The executive action that tore a nation apart We have a couple of rants this week – o ...
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 23, 2014  //  2 Comments
Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. Sculpture by Issac Cord ...