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10 Ways ISIS Is Violating The Laws Of Islam Islamic scholars and Muslim leaders around the world have come together to condemn ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, issuing a letter accusing Baghdadi of failing to respect […]

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Turkey 2015

Turkey’s past and future collide: Why 2015 is a critical year ISIS, Syrian refugees and Kurdish unrest all factors in the year ahead (CBC) This year marks the centenary of the killings of Armenian Turks in […]

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Terrorism 2013-15

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

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China geopolitical strategy

See also China Seas Patrick Brown: Orient express, China’s grand plan for a New Silk Road (CBC Analysis) High-speed trains, high-tech ports, China’s new trade network is vast, fast and hugely ambitious Since coming to office […]

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Year-end musings and predictions for 2015

It is that time when every media outlet and pundit takes stock of the past year’s events and/or makes predictions for the coming year.
2014 does seem to have been more tumultuous than usual,

Canada: Government & governance 2014 -15
January 30, 2015  //  1 Comment
Stephen Harper: The Survivor CBC National Affairs Editor Chris Hall looks back on the Harper years and forward to what m ...
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Wednesday Night #1717
January 27, 2015  //  No Comments
We start with the sad news that Ron Walker, husband of our dear friend and Wednesday Nighter, Margaret Lefebvre, has die ...
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Global Economy 2015
January 30, 2015  //  No Comments
On the eve of the 2015 World Economic Forum (Davos), Christine Lagarde writes Why 2015 Is a Make-or-Break Year for the G ...
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Climate change and uncertainty 2014 -15
January 18, 2015  //  2 Comments
Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. Sculpture by Issac Cord ...