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Issue 40 Articles

For most of this century, the question of Western intervention in the Middle East has been at the top of the international agenda. In Inroads 40, Dominic Cardy makes the case for intervention in Syria, while contributors to the Inroads listserv present arguments on both sides of this question. Through the lens of three books that come to different conclusions, Paul Delany looks at the war in Iraq. Also in this issue, Chris Green finds climate change thinking long on hope but short on real policies; Patrik Öhberg and Elin Naurin report on Sweden’s about-face on refugees; Patrick Webber calls for unity in the political centre to resist extremes of right and left; and Philip Resnick, in poetry, evokes the current malaise in Europe and the United States.

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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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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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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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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