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Canada and aiding the democratic cause in Ukraine

Though the funding of Ukraine’s war against Russia remains the main topic of the American Congress, Ukraine’s relationship with its other key Western partners,...

EU-US mobilise further support for Global Methane Pledge

Ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow, European Union Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who leads the EU's international negotiations on climate, and Special...

Canada’s election and its meaning for Ukraine

Though it is hard to say, the recent election in Canada was a waste of money. After the expenditure of over $600 million (CDN),...

Enough of the Durban depravity

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the so-called “World Conference Against Racism”, otherwise known as Durban I. The 2001 conference was to be...

Europe willingly forfeited a leadership role in Afghanistan

If Winston Churchill were alive today, I imagine he might have said something like “Never in the history of human conflict have so few...

How Erdogan will “manage” the Afghan refugee crisis

Images of Afghan refugees scrambling to escape Kabul following the Taliban’s seizure of power will haunt the international community for decades. According to the...

Ukraine’s Naftogaz seeks investors to boost energy security

Ukraine’s national joint stock oil and gas company Naftogaz said on August 6 it initiates the Ukraine Gas Investment Congress (UGIC) in order to...

If Europe is serious about fighting antisemitism, it must skip Durban 20

Countries are lining up to declare they will not attend the20th anniversary of the UN’s notorious 2001 World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban,...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

Recusal in the case of TIU Canada and the Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky

In the ongoing legal battle between TIU Canada and Ukraine’s notorious and heavily sanctioned oligarch, Igor Kolomoisky, over what seems a pretty straight-forward dispute...

Old allies, new ways: Reappraising European defense

On May 6, the European Council approved the participation of the United States, Canada and Norway in the Permanent Structured Cooperation’s (PESCO) Military Mobility...

In Afghanistan the Allies invested in the US’ security

After nearly twenty years of engagement in Afghanistan, the United States has now set in motion the process of pulling out all its forces...

Ukraine is a test for the West and ‘Westlessness’

The G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the High Representative of...

TIU Canada vs Ukrainian oligarch, Igor Kolomoisky

It was a sunny, but bitterly cold January day in Nikopol in 2018, a typical industrial city on the Dnieper River in Ukraine's southwestern...

UK formally asks to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership

A year after it formally left the European Union, the British government on Saturday announced it would apply early next week to join the...

Blinken takes the baton at State

Antony Blinken’s confirmation on January 26 as the 71st Secretary of State by the full Senate was almost a non-event resulting in a 78-22...

The EU-China investment agreement is a disaster for the West

The EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement that was announced in December 2020 at joint virtual press conference between Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Xi...

Erasmus and Brexit

No policy decision better encapsulates the entire Brexit process better than the UK's decision to withdraw from the Erasmus Programme. For those in Brussels,...

Iran allocates $150,000 for families of victims of Ukraine plane crash

Iran on Wednesday allocated $150,000 for the families of each of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian plane shot down last year in Iranian...

With Covid-19 travel restrictions, US takes a further step towards isolation

While having not completely terminated international travel, the US took a major step in that direction on March 19 with the issuance of a...

Iran agrees to give PS752 black boxes to Ukraine more than two months after shoot down

The civil aviation organisation for the Islamic Republic of Iran has agreed to send the black boxes from Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752, which was...

US and Canada add more sanctions over Crimea

The United States and Canada announced sanctions on Russia for violating Ukrainian sovereignty. A total of eight individuals and a railway company face restrictive measures...

EU hesitation puts Arctic plans on ice

BRUSSELS – The European Union needs to play an active role in the Arctic instead of simply observing the developments in the region, European...

Trump to OPEC, Russia: Drop Dead or The Big Chillary

The outcome of the US general election this November could affect Washington’s energy policy and relations with Russia. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s slogan...

Despite low oil prices, Russia makes fresh Arctic bid

Russia has reportedly submitted to the United Nations an updated bid for the extension of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. Russian Minister...

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