Articles Tagged ‘Foreign Policy’

  • Joining Empire: Canadian Foreign Policy under Harper

    Canadian Politics

    Since the Conservative government of Stephen Harper came to power in 2006, shifts in Canadian foreign policy have been a flashpoint of debate in Parliament, the media, and civil society. There is general agreement that a “revolution in Canadian foreign policy” has occurred, to quote Canadian academic Alexander Moens.

  • Netanyahu, the Other Israelis, and Bobby Burns

    USA Politics

    A way to clarify jingoistic biases in foreign policy is to ask the questions: who was the initial aggressor? Who is the invader, the occupier, the ever hovering armed drone operator? Who has backed and armed dictators to repress their people who want no more such nation-building by the U.S.?

  • Sanctions Imposed on the U.S.?

    USA Politics

    The world is not a chessboard, Mr. Obama. But what you are playing is not even chess. It is dirty; an extremely dirty game, which should be stopped by all means.

  • Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

    Human Rights

    The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the state, the relationship and the responsibility of the Executive Branch and Congress to the vast secret police networks which span the globe – including the United States.

  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls


    On November 9, 2014, Germany and its Western Allies, celebrated the ‘Fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the subsequent ‘reunification’ of the ‘two Germanys’. Prime Minister Merkel described the ‘historic event’ as a “victory of freedom for all peoples in Europe and across the world.”

  • Russia’s Vulnerability to the EU


    The US-EU sponsored coup in the Ukraine and its conversion from a stable Russian trading partner to a devastated EU economic client and NATO launch pad, as well as the subsequent economic sanctions against Russia for supporting the Russian ethnic majority in the Donbas region and Crimea, illustrate the dangerous vulnerability of the Russian economy and state.

  • From Israel to ISIS: Harper’s ‘Orwellian’ foreign policy

    Canadian Politics

    It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations. But we should try. Perhaps a first step in returning to such a time was the decision of the NDP and Liberal Party to oppose Stephen Harper’s most recent ill-considered and cynical march to war with his decision of join the bombing of Iraq.

  • The NDP’s Harper-like Foreign Policy

    Is the NDP the solution or part of the problem for those us who promote a Canadian foreign policy that favours ordinary people around the world?

  • Boston and Venezuela: Terrorism There and Here

    Two major terrorists’ attacks took place almost simultaneously: in Boston, two Chechen terrorists set off bombs during the annual Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring 170; in Venezuela, terrorist-supporters of defeated presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles, assassinated 8 and injured 70 supporters of victorious Socialist Party candidate Nicolas Maduro, in the course of firebombing 8 health clinics and several Party offices and homes.

  • The end of CIDA - Planned and Predictable

    The planned merger is the death sentence for an agency that obviously has no place in the vision of a (neo)conservative government

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