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Beijing’s Mass Internment of Uyghurs
Last fall, 646 international scholars signed a statement condemning the internment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities ...
Thinking About China
January 22, 2019
Prospects For Canada’s 2019 Election
The 2015 Canadian election made Justin Trudeau prime minister with a large Liberal majority in our House of ...
January 8, 2019
‘Peace on Earth’
When we encounter the above phrase, many sigh inwardly, thinking that international, national, and regional peace are probably ...
December 24, 2018
West Needs to Impose Real Costs on Russia Over Ukraine
What can the West now do effectively about the three Ukrainian naval vessels and their 23 sailors recently ...
December 11, 2018
Yemen’s Nightmare: War Brings Famine
A Washington Post headline recently declared, “85,000 Yemeni children have starved to death during the Saudi-led intervention in ...
November 26, 2018
The Centenary of the WWI Armistice
Nov. 11 this year marks the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, following the Great War triggered by the ...
November 13, 2018
Social Media and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Exploitation
The buying and selling of human beings is regrettably sometimes as easy as a click on a keyboard. ...
October 31, 2018
US–Mexico–Canada Trade Agreement a Win for All 3 Nations
Trade between the United States and Canada has long provided millions of good livelihoods across both countries. Many ...
October 5, 2018
Justin Trudeau and Upcoming Canadian Election
The upcoming Canadian election campaign, with the vote set by legislation for Oct. 21, 2019, has unofficially already ...
September 24, 2018
A Firm and Resolute Chinese Hero
The award-winning documentary film “Letter from Masanjia” tells the true story of the extraordinary courage and hope of ...
Thinking About China
September 11, 2018
Riyadh Overreacts to Canadian Stand on Women’s Rights
Among almost 200 independent nations across the world, there are probably few more different in their national characters ...
September 1, 2018
Media Key to Good Governance, but Press Freedom Diminishing Worldwide
Independent media are essential to good democratic governance. Adolf Hitler’s minister of armaments, Albert Speer, upon his release ...
August 12, 2018
Chinese and Russian Regimes Vs. Democracies and the Rule of Law
Despite similar totalitarian rule following 1949 under Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin, China and Russia for various reasons ...
July 30, 2018
Summit an Opportunity For Trump to Convince Putin to Break With Imperial Past
President Donald Trump meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland—a venue famed for hosting ...
July 15, 2018
American-Canadian Economic Interdependence
Our nations share the world’s longest secure border; approximately 400,000 persons and goods and services worth about US$1.7 ...
July 1, 2018
Singapore and a Safer World
The Singapore summit, attended by about 3000 international journalists, followed decades of an uneasy stability maintained in Asia ...
June 18, 2018
Italians and the European Project
On June 1, a populist government took over in Rome, capping a political drama that sent European financial ...
June 4, 2018
All Eyes Still on Korean Peninsula
Three generations of Kims have believed that nuclear weapons would ensure their Stalinist monarchy’s survival. Although successive U.S. ...
May 24, 2018
Macron Gains Stature With Visit to Washington
During his recent visit to Washington, President Emmanuel Macron of France impressed Democrats and a number of Republicans ...
May 7, 2018
US Should Embrace Japan–India Alliance and TPP
Japan’s Shinzo Abe was the first foreign leader to meet president-elect Donald Trump face-to-face after the 2016 American ...
April 23, 2018
Reforming Saudi Arabia
Over one and a half billion Muslims—Sufis, Sunnis, and Shias, and their offshoots, the Ahmadiyyas, Alawites, Bahais, and ...
April 9, 2018
Human Rights Threatened in Today’s Turkey
For almost a century, Turkey has been an internationally-admired Muslim-majority democracy. Under its World War 1 hero and ...
March 26, 2018
Confronting Gun Violence in the US
A headline about America’s ongoing gun crisis shows “1,624 mass shootings in 1,870 days”—a pattern unparalleled anywhere else ...
March 12, 2018
Defending Europe by Arming Ukraine Defensively
The rebirth of an independent Ukraine in 1991 was a major development in the post-Berlin Wall world. Dictators ...
February 26, 2018
The Challenges Faced by Democracies Today
In 1989 as the Berlin Wall crumbled, totalitarianism, as devised by Lenin for Russia in 1917, appeared to ...
January 30, 2018
Europe, and the World, Need Merkel in Office
A woman of indomitable spirit and Europe’s most consistently stable leader, Angela Merkel was recently named ‘the world’s ...
January 15, 2018
North America, Japan, India, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Negotiating a free trade agreement with an increasingly totalitarian and plutocratic party-state in China, which treats its Tibetan, ...
January 3, 2018
‘Smart Wall’ Is Backbone of Border Security System, CBP Official Says
At Least 10 Australians Imprisoned in China’s ‘Re-Education’ Camp
Dems’ 15-Seat House Gain in Midwest and Pa. Points to Tough 2020 for Trump, GOP
Police: 5 People Shot Dead Inside Florida SunTrust Bank, Suspect Arrested
Trump Sends Letter to Pelosi Saying He’ll Deliver State of the Union; Pelosi Says No
Federal Lawsuit Challenges SEC’s Lifetime Gag Order Policy
Maduro Cuts Off Ties With US, Gives Diplomats 72 Hours to Leave
The Associated Press
Freshman Democrat Lawmaker Quietly Deletes Inaccurate Attack on Covington Students
‘Multiple People Shot’ Inside SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida
Pence Delivers Message of Support to Venezuelans, Denounces Maduro