Turkey’s flirtation with Russia could become a full-blown romance

Ankara’s rapprochement with Moscow may yet prove to be the beginning of an entirely new direction in Turkey’s foreign policy

Turkey’s flirtation with Russia could become a full-blown romancePORTLAND, Ore. Aug. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ – On Tuesday, Aug. 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled to St. Petersburg for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That Erdogan would travel outside of Turkey, less than two weeks after an attempted coup, speaks reams about his hold on power. That his first overseas…

More hawkish Trudeau is a welcome change

No matter how distasteful it may be to some, the change in Trudeau’s worldview - from pacifist to "warmonger" - was long overdue

More hawkish Trudeau is a welcome changeTORONTO, Ont. July 19, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The first casualty of war is truth. Everyone knows that. But has Justin Trudeau become its first PoW? In these dangerous times, it occasionally seems that way. The Liberal prime minister, previously a proud peacenik, has seemingly evolved into a hard-as-nails hawk. It is a transformation that…

Turmoil in the South China Sea

China’s ambitions in the South China Sea will have far-reaching international implications well into the future

Turmoil in the South China SeaPORTLAND, Ore. July 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has unanimously ruled that China does not have any historic title to a huge expanse of the South China Sea, which it had claimed. The July 12 decision came in response to a case filed by the Philippines in 2013,…

Ottawa sleeps while Russia executes its Arctic strategy

Canada continues to lack an all season ice breaker fleet capable of operating in the Arctic Ocean

Ottawa sleeps while Russia executes its Arctic strategyPORTLAND, Or. June 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ – At the height of the cold war, the polar region was one of the centres of the superpower’s shadow war. Today, a rapidly melting polar ice cap is once again making the Arctic the nexus of a modern great power rivalry. Canada, whose long-standing territorial claims in…

Can Canada have it both ways on foreign policy?

The Trudeau government's muddled thinking will only lead to trouble

Can Canada have it both ways on foreign policy?CALGARY, Alta. May 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion caught the media’s attention in a recent [popup url="http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/stephane-dion-how-ethics-inspires-liberal-foreign-policy/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]speech[/popup] where he outlined his new sophisticated-sounding foreign policy doctrine. Journalists were inclined to dust off the works of early 20th century German sociologist Max Weber to decipher the words of the minister, a one-time academic.…

Time for Canada to regain its place on the world stage

Our core values make us respected internationally and put us in a unique position to help resolve conflict

Time for Canada to regain its place on the world stageFREDERICTON, N.B. April 21, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It is time for Canada to reclaim its place as major international player. Until the last decade, Canada always had a unique and prominent status on the international landscape. Regrettably, the former government lost its compass on the world stage. But we have the tools and the track record to navigate a new…

The budding bromance between Trudeau and Obama

Early in 2016, and for the first time since 1997, a White House dinner will be held in honour of a Canadian Prime Minister

The budding bromance between Trudeau and Obama// trudeau, obama trudeau, obama [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/the-budding-bromance-between-trudeau-and-obama/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Justin Trudeau[/popup] and Barack Obama  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] NEW YORK Dec 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Be still my heart. There may be a budding bromance between Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama.…

Trudeau assumes a new role for Canada on the world stage

It's heady days for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and a mark of a new era in Canada's place in the world

Trudeau assumes a new role for Canada on the world stageDownload this column on Justin Trudeau Terms and Conditions of use RED DEER OUT RED DEER, Alta. Nov. 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ — Our new prime minister continues to work through a series of international meetings before he can settle down in Ottawa and worry more about Canada. Every step along the way matters. Justin Trudeau met the…

It’s time to end Canada’s Ebola visa restrictions

Removing restrictions would end the ugly shadow of indifference that has affected our country’s reputation

It’s time to end Canada’s Ebola visa restrictionsDownload this column on the Ebola crisis for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                                       Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, ON Nov 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It’s now been a year since Canada stopped issuing visas to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three most Ebola-affected countries in…

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish state

A unified Kurdish state western interests because it would create a moderate majority-Muslim state that is largely pro-western

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish stateDownload this column on a Kurdish state for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Oct. 25, 2015 /Troy Media/ – Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau could establish a legacy for himself by helping solve the problem of the world’s largest stateless nation. Trudeau should expend…