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Trump Vs Clinton: Should Canada have a favourite?

Trump Vs Clinton: Should Canada have a favourite?

October 27, 2016 at 5:36 PM

For many Canadians, the U.S. Presidential race is the gift that keeps on giving. As the election frenzy continues in the build-up to November 8, Canada basks in some welcome global publicity, as universal healthcare, Justin Trudeau’s hair, and quips about Americans fleeing north of the border have all grabbedRead More

Trudeau: A One-Year Performance Analysis

Trudeau: A One-Year Performance Analysis

October 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM

  Justin Trudeau was chosen as the Canadian Prime Minister on October 19, 2015. He started his term on a wave of optimism and hope from Canadians. In the past year, Trudeau has basked in the adoring embrace of Canadians applauding him for representing what Canada truly stands for. Trudeau hasRead More

Brazil: “A bridge to the future”

Brazil: “A bridge to the future”

October 19, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Michel Temer’s government seeks to impose an abrasive economic agenda amidst an uncertain political terrain After sealing Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in September, Brazil’s new president Michel Temer set off on a trip to the US intent on proving to the world that Brazil’s political malaise had subsided. He also usedRead More

After the Coup: Turkey and the West

After the Coup: Turkey and the West

October 18, 2016 at 9:06 AM

In a first essay examining the repercussions of Turkey’s failed coup, I limited myself to looking at the domestic side of these repercussions; in particular, I explained the ways in which Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s polarizing President, has used the coup as a pretext to amp up his authoritarian andRead More

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

October 14, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Guest OpEd: Alfons Lopez Tena is joined by Elisenda Paluzie for this piece. She is an associate professor of economics and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Barcelona University.  It is difficult to make predictions, especially about a hypothetical future, but the impact of independence on economics -for bothRead More

BREXIT: May speaks, Europe doesn’t

BREXIT: May speaks, Europe doesn’t

October 3, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Looking at what PM May’s speech implied, without resorting to economics On Monday October 3, the Sterling fell to a three-year low against the Euro following the announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that negotiations for Brexit will start before the end of March 2017. The triggering of Article 50Read More

Burundi, Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa

Burundi, Constitutionality and the Dynamics of Political Conflicts in Africa

July 23, 2015 at 8:47 AM

  ©Reuters As a West African, I have wished that the cohesion that exists between our regional league of countries and proactivity is anything close to what we see in the East-African countries; whether for the purposes of concerted development or in the maintenance of peace and security. But thenRead More

The Cholera and the Rubble: Five Years On From the Haitian Earthquake

The Cholera and the Rubble: Five Years On From the Haitian Earthquake

March 3, 2015 at 5:10 AM

The interminable devastation of the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation is a testament to the incompetency of international governance   200,000 lives lost in 30 seconds. 1.5 million people left without a home. The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 lasted half a minute but the devastation left behindRead More

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina : Alberto Nisman’s Death

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina : Alberto Nisman’s Death

January 22, 2015 at 5:46 AM

Argentina, AMIA and the case of a suspicious death Dr. Alberto Nisman, an Argentine legal jurist and prosecutor, alleged earlier this month that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government was involved in covering up one of the biggest terror attacks in the country’s history. Four days later, he was foundRead More

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

January 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Peace has eluded Africa for several reasons. ‘The Hundred Year African War’ is how the author wishes to summarize it. The Scramble for Africa: what originally seems like just catchy terminology remains one of the defining moments in the planet’s collective political history. Coined originally by the Times in 1884, theRead More