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Steve Bannon, Trump’s incoherent ideologue

Preview: Summer/Fall 2017 issue - Ronald Beiner writes about Steve Bannon, Trump's incoherent ideologue
by Ronald Beiner
 

 
 
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Standing up to Trump, Le Pen and Putin

Patrick Webber calls for unity in the centre to resist the illiberal left and right [Issue 40, 2017]
by Patrick Webber
 

 

 
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The television crime drama goes global

Jeffrey Oberman: A distinctly American genre flurishes outside the United States [Issue 40, 2017]
by Jeffrey Oberman
 

 
 
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The strange tale of Canada’s Israeli lobby

Reg Whitaker: Why isn’t the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement open to debate? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Reg Whitaker
 

 

 
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Will Bangladesh go the way of Pakistan?

John Richards: Little cause for optimism as Bangladesh follows Pakistan’s lead [Issue 40, 2017]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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The deep culture of Canadian politics

Gad Horowitz traces the 50-year history of the “red tory meme” [Issue 40, 2017]
by Gad Horowitz
 

 

 
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Trials of a role model

Patrik Öhberg and Elin Naurin on the retrenchment of a “humanitarian superpower” [Issue 40, 2017]
by Patrik Öhberg
 

 
 
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Integration of immigrants: A tool against terror

Julia Smith on Canada’s programs to integrate immigrants [Issue 40, 2017]
by Julia Smith
 

 

 
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Ambition without means

Chris Green finds the Paris climate agreement long on hope, short on realism [Issue 40, 2017]
by Chris Green
 

 
 
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Stay the course, scale down or get out?

Paul Delany: Get out, scale down or stay the course in Iraq? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Paul Delany
 

 

 
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Syria and liberal interventionism – II

Dominic Cardy: The West’s obligation to intervene in Syria [Issue 40, 2017]
by Dominic Cardy
 

 
 
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An idea whose time has come – again

Ian Peach: Bring back the Carter Commission [Issue 39, 2016]
by Ian Peach
 

 

 
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Lunacy in Lotusland

Josh Gordon: Chinese investors are driving the housing bubble and politicians are avoiding the consequences [Issue 39, 2016]
by Josh Gordon
 

 
 
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Natural resource projects: The challenge and the opportunity for First Nations

John Graham: Without improvement in First Nation governance, the potential of resource projects to help First Nation communities will be lost [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Graham
 

 

 
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British Labour’s immigration problem

Eric Shaw on British Labour’s immigration problem [Issue 39, 2016]
by Eric Shaw
 

 
 
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Britain’s EU referendum:
 The view from the Continent

Jan Eichhorn on how Europe would react to a Brexit [Issue 39, 2016]
by Jan Eichhorn
 

 

 
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The politics of the raised drawbridge

Patrick Webber on the parochial populists, left and right [Issue 39, 2016]
by Patrick Webber
 

 
 
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How binge-watching creates a new art form

Jeffrey Oberman: A new art form is emerging, freed from the constraints of traditional movies and TV [Issue 39, 2016]
by Jeffrey Oberman