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Imperial Russia redux and the crisis of Ukraine

Garth Stevenson’s inaugural column: Russia and Ukraine [Issue 38, 2016]
by Garth Stevenson


Tales of the long campaign

Dominic Cardy: Liberals succeeded, New Democrats failed and Conservatives scored an own goal [Issue 38, 2016]
by Dominic Cardy



The niqab time bomb

Bob Chodos: What the niqab time bomb did – and didn’t do [Issue 38, 2016]
by Bob Chodos


Climate change policy: Will love prevail?

John Richards: Climate policy needs more than a change in tone [Issue 38, 2016]
by John Richards



The end of the deficit taboo

Gareth Morley: Will the end of the defiit taboo lead to a debt crisis? [Issue 38, 2016]
by Gareth Morley


Beware the conventional wisdom

Harvey Schachter: The conventional wisdom is always wrong (well, almost always) [Issue 38, 2016]
by Harvey Schachter



Electoral reform, the power of the PMO and Justin Trudeau

Henry Milner: Electoral reform and the power of the PMO [Issue 38, 2016]
by Henry Milner


Proportional representation: What would it look like?

Wilf Day: What the election results would have looked like under proportional representation [Issue 38, 2016]
by Wilf Day



How do you solve a problem like the Senate?

Ian Peach: How to solve the Senate problem of North American diversity [Issue 38, 2016]
by Ian Peach


The Corbyn insurgency

Eric Shaw on the reasons for Jeremy Corbyn’s victory and the prospects for his leadership [Issue 38, 2016]
by Eric Shaw


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Power on the people

Patrick Webber on Corbyn’s outdated leftism [Issue 38, 2016]
by Patrick Webber


Multiple realities: Haitians in the Dominican Republic

Henry Milner, Rafael Belliard and Jeffrey Oberman: The international outcry has misrepresented the Dominican government’s actions [Issue 38, 2016]
by Henry Milner



Electoral reform: Here’s the evidence, Mr. Trudeau

Dennis Pilon on why the alternative vote is not real electoral reform [Issue 37, 2015]
by Dennis Pilon

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Europe: Beset by extremes

Henry Milner and Dominic Cardy: Europe and the democratic recession [Issue 37, 2015]
by Henry Milner



The Paris attacks were foreseeable events

Mezri Haddad: Time for a thorough review by those in power [Issue 37, 2015]
by Mezri Haddad


The Jonah syndrome

Kamel Daoud: The Arab intellectual’s Jonah syndrome [Issue 37, 2015]
by Kamel Daoud



Two worlds that can never understand each other

Tahar Ben Jelloun: First they attack freedom, then they go after the Jews [Issue 37, 2015]
by Tahar Ben Jelloun


Podemos and Spain’s new political landscape

Marc Sanjaume: Podemos and the fall of Spain’s two-party system [Issue 37, 2015]
by Marc Sanjaume-Calvet