Russia’s radioactive fallout

The threads of Russia’s financial fabric are beginning to unravel

Russia’s radioactive falloutEDMONTON, AB, Mar 24, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Russian President Vladimir Putin is openly contemptuous of the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European Union on his country in response to his armed annexation of Crimea. In fact, he was smiling and cracking jokes on Thursday, planning to open a personal bank account at…

West unprepared to deal with modern conflict

Russia’s actions in Crimea a template for other aggressive states

West unprepared to deal with modern conflictEDMONTON, AB, Mar 20, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Of all the harsh lessons being learned by overly idealistic observers of international politics in recent weeks, perhaps none is so poignant as the one taught by the vote at the UN Security Council on March 15 over a resolution aimed at deeming the Crimean referendum illegitimate.…

Was the Afghan mission worth it?

Yes, because life in Afghanistan is infinitely better today than it was under Taliban rule

Was the Afghan mission worth it?VANCOUVER, BC, Mar 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Was it worth it? As Canada’s mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, that question is most often asked from the perspective of Canadian self-interest. We look at the number of dead and the cost in taxpayer dollars and conclude that this was an expensive mission in…

How kleptocracy is feeding the fires of protest in Ukraine

While Canada is, for the most part, on the sidelines, it does have a role to play

How kleptocracy is feeding the fires of protest in UkraineEDMONTON, AB, Jan 27, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Canada has strong emotional ties to Ukraine, with nearly 1.5 million Canadians claiming some Ukrainian heritage. Yet bilateral trade is nearly non-existent and Ukraine remains a mystery to most Canadians. The protests in Kyiv are shedding light on this often forgotten part of the world and the…

The politicization of the Arctic

There are problems associated with the way Harper is representing the North

The politicization of the ArcticEDMONTON, AB, Jan 21, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Canada’s Arctic claims continue to be a prominent aspect of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s policy agenda. Recent announcements, further technological investment, and emphasis on Arctic affairs in the government’s Throne Speech all speak to the fact that, since taking office, the Arctic has been one of the…

Harper wandering in a foreign policy wilderness

Record nothing to brag about

Harper wandering in a foreign policy wildernessEDMONTON, AB, Jan 7, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The Canadian Government faces a number of serious questions regarding its policy agenda. The 2013 Throne Speech last October was less than inspiring, with very few new ideas and what seems to be an overall lack of a guiding vision for Canada. While the government might be…

Is the French intervention in Mali even legal?

Is the French intervention in Mali even legal?January 16, 2013 By Brian Lee Crowley Macdonald-Laurier Institute and Robert Murray University of Alberta OTTAWA, ON and EDMONTON, AB, Jan. 16, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Readers of the National Post might be forgiven for doing a double take at the news that the French, staunch opponents of American 'unilateralism and illegality' in Iraq, have…
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