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Russia prepares for war with Ukraine

| January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
Russia prepares for war with Ukraine

Ukraine has strayed too far into NATO’s corner, as it did in 2014, and that is something Moscow will not tolerate, even if it means a ground war with NATO. The U.S. has warned that Russia may be preparing for an invasion of Ukraine similar to the one it undertook in 2014. At that time, […]

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The legacy of Angela Merkel

| January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
The legacy of Angela Merkel

Children in Germany have been known to ask their parents: is it possible for a man to become chancellor in Germany? Not an unreasonable question if you were born after the turn of the millennium. For 16 years, from 2005 to 2021, Angela Merkel has been at the helm of government in Germany. She has […]

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A post-pandemic ASEAN strategy

| January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
A post-pandemic ASEAN strategy

Canada’s engagement with Asia is shaped by its expanding trade ties with China toward the end of the 2000s. Apart from being Canada’s largest trading partner in Asia (third largest overall after the U.S. and EU), China also far superseded its Japanese and Korean counterparts in terms of their overall trade values with the Great […]

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The Bahamas’ new growth ministry

| January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
The Bahamas’ new growth ministry

The Bahamas, as a low-lying, small island developing state (SIDS), is not only recovering from the weather and pandemic-induced disasters of the past, but also preparing for the future. Prime Minister Philip Davis gave a much-lauded speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in which he cautioned the world to take urgent […]

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Mexico-Canada: A strategic relationship

| January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
Mexico-Canada: A strategic relationship

In recent years, the strategic relationship between Mexico and Canada has continued to consolidate, in large part because of the strong business ties and increasing trade opportunities between both countries. With the implementation of CUSMA, which came into effect July 1, 2020, the economic relationship between Mexico and Canada could reach a new level of […]

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Redirecting support for Haitian orphanages

Redirecting support for Haitian orphanages

The devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 dominated headlines around the world. Seeing the images of the destruction from her home in Whitehorse, then-18-year-old Morgan Wienberg was inspired to help. Wienberg travelled to Haiti and began volunteering in an orphanage, where she quickly learned the dark reality of the orphanage system. The […]

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‘I believe Russia is a democracy’

| January 23, 2022 | 0 Comments
‘I believe Russia is a democracy’

Ambassador Oleg Stepanov agreed to an interview with Diplomat as 2021 was winding down. This is the first time a Russian ambassador has agreed to speak to the magazine since Georgiy Mamedov did so in 2008 in a wide-ranging interview. Ambassador Stepanov has a master’s in international journalism and public relations and has been with […]

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The U.S. and China: The great decoupling

| January 23, 2022 | 0 Comments
The U.S. and China: The great decoupling

There are few signs that U.S.-China trade and security tensions are abating under the Biden administration, amid heightened fears that the COVID pandemic has exposed critical vulnerabilities in global supply chains and is contributing to rising inflation. There is also a lot of chatter in Western capitals about “decoupling” from China, particularly as political and […]

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Tasty comfort food to prepare at home

| January 23, 2022 | 0 Comments
Tasty comfort food to prepare at home

One of the joys of even cool weather has to be indulging in recipes that give us cosy comfort. Imagine biting into crisp, translucent, wonton dumplings, plump with discreetely scented wasabi shrimp, lusciously suspended in melted smoked salmon cream cheese. Next, consider a cold weather favourite — lamb shanks with a unique complexity of flavours, […]

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Spending autumn hours with art

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Spending autumn hours with art

The fourth wave may be creating uncertainty, and winter is on its way, but there’s no reason we can’t get out and about in the coming months. Our travel recommendations this time keep us mostly closer to home and include multiple arts suggestions because the arts bolster the heart and mind in precarious times. Southbound: […]

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