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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 […]

Bospherus Bridge
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Turkey 2012 – 2014

Turkey’s YouTube and Twitter bans show a government in serious trouble (The Guardian) The prime minister is panicking as corruption claims spill out across social media, and the country is poised to go to the polls […]

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Montreal 2013 – 2014
April 15, 2014  //  2 Comments
Michael D’Alimonte: Reasons Why Montreal Should Be Removed From Quebec And Become A City State How the rest of Que ...
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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 ...
April 11, 2014  //  1 Comment
In recognition of the unprecedented attention accorded to the International Monetary Fund (a topic previously ignored by ...
Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2013 -2014
April 14, 2014  //  5 Comments
Rival pipeline proponent touts First Nations support in wake of Kitimat vote Kitimat’s rejection of the proposed North ...