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The Visegrad Group: Europe’s new military alliance

The Visegrad Group: Europe’s new military alliance

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the Palestinians demonstrating and the International Monetary Fund in turmoil, it might seem odd to focus on something called

NATO is neither dead nor dying

NATO is neither dead nor dying

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lord Ismay, NATO’s first secretary-general, once wryly observed that the purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was to

South Sudan celebrates independence, but old conflicts threaten world’s 196th nation

South Sudan celebrates independence, but old conflicts threaten world’s 196th nation

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan celebrates its first day as a national entity — the world’s 196th

Nuclear power: When morality melts down

Nuclear power: When morality melts down

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

“One of the characteristics of the nuclear industry is stringent regulation. In 2002, the Japanese regulator severely penalized its largest

Greening the Right of Way: Increasing public safety and air quality across Ontario

Greening the Right of Way: Increasing public safety and air quality across Ontario

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thank you to Diplomat magazine for raising the important issue of tree planting in Ontario. Urgently needed: billions of trees,

Unique, romantic and affordable, Portugal beckons

Unique, romantic and affordable, Portugal beckons

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the best reasons to visit Europe’s west coast is that Portugal offers some of the best value in

A tale of two capitals of culture: Tallinn and Turku

A tale of two capitals of culture: Tallinn and Turku

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

“What role can singing play when a nation is faced with annihilation by its neighbours? Can culture hold a people

Unleash the beasts: The season for big, decadent wines

Unleash the beasts: The season for big, decadent wines

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while, a beast needs to come out. The beasts are those big, dense and decadent wines

Envoy’s Album

Envoy’s Album

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Icelandic home full of light and art

Icelandic home full of light and art

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Iceland Ambassador Sigridur Anna Thordardottir sometimes answers the phone herself in her small embassy office. With a staff of only