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A trio of summertime eats

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
A trio of summertime eats

Regardless of all that is happening around us, summer is the time to celebrate the outdoors — barbecuing, al fresco dining and savouring the flavours of the season. If you are in search of some easy inspiration, consider my Extraordinary Roast Beef Bites, where mini popover shells prove to be the perfect base upon which […]

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Hope and despair coexist in Niger

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Hope and despair coexist in Niger

Niger is a country of 22 million people in Africa’s Sahel — a region that stretches for thousands of miles south of the Sahara across several countries. One of the poorest countries in the world, it has for decades provided refuge to people forced to flee their homes to escape devastating violence. The Sahel is […]

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China’s options to seize Taiwan

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
China’s options to seize Taiwan

There is much in the news lately about an increase in tensions between China and Taiwan. Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province that must be reunited with the mainland. This has been a cornerstone of Chinese national security policy since Mao’s Communist Party’s victory over the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-Shek in 1949 and […]

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Iran’s starring role in the May 2021 conflict

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Iran’s starring role in the May 2021 conflict

The very recent fighting between Israel and the terrorist organizations Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) — both banned in Canada as foreign terrorist entities — is not about age-old grievances between Israel and Palestinians. It is about Iran. During Quds celebrations last year, according to the Associated Press, Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei called […]

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Theatre, murals and summer fun: 9 things to do

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Theatre, murals and summer fun: 9 things to do

No question: It’s high time to rediscover the pleasures of local travel. Many public safety restrictions remain in place, but at the time of writing, opportunities for day and overnight trips were opening up in Ontario and Quebec. Our nine suggestions emphasize the outdoors (it is summer, after all) and even include a bit of […]

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‘The picture used to be that men are diplomats, women are secretaries and that has changed a lot’

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘The picture used to be that men are diplomats, women are secretaries and that has changed a lot’

With the help of EU Ambassador Melita Gabric, Diplomat organized a panel for its usual Q & A with editor Jennifer Campbell. The group — all women heads of mission — has a formal organization, which Gabric chairs, and it meets regularly to discuss common areas of interest. Today, there are 29 women who are […]

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21st-Century world order restored?

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
21st-Century world order restored?

Between November 1814 and June 1815, Europe’s leaders sat down at a diplomatic conference in Vienna to establish the foundations of a new political order, following the disruptions of the French Revolution and the massive carnage of the Napoleonic Wars. The new spirit of the international co-operation that was born out of the Congress of […]

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Quelling Africa’s apocalypse

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
Quelling Africa’s apocalypse

The horsemen of the apocalypse are galloping through Africa. There is abundant war, in Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and Somalia. There is pestilence and plague, with locusts swarming across northeastern and eastern Africa and the coronavirus, with its dangerous variants, […]

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The Quad: A new NATO?

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Quad: A new NATO?

The “Quad,” short for Quadrilateral Security Dialogue of India, Australia, Japan and the United States, recently held its first major summit to address mutual concerns about Beijing’s behaviour in the Indo-Pacific. The summit’s result could set the stage for a future mutual defence alliance, perhaps akin to NATO. The Quad first met in 2004 to […]

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Five gains COVID has conferred

Five gains COVID has conferred

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, we’ve endured lockdowns, restrictions, fear-mongering and business failures. Approximately 140 million people worldwide have had COVID and more than 3 million have died from it. While it may seem unlikely that anything good could come from the pandemic, there are changes […]

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