A l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, Marika Anderson et Brieuc Van Damme considèrent le rôle des hommes dans la promotion des droits des femmes.
Empowering girls and women through education and entrepreneurship can help grow the global economy, argues Farah Mohamed.
We chart the growth of the former Soviet economies to get a better sense of the economic balance of power in the region.
The discussion surrounding International Women’s Day often focuses on the “Global South,” but Canada is not immune from gender discrimination and violence, says Mina Mawani.
An interview with Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, Egypt, and Jordan, about Iran’s current leadership and the broader role of religion in Middle Eastern politics.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the moderate leader who reopened Iran to the West in the 1990s, disappeared from public view during the Ahmadinajad era. Now he’s back.
In 2005, investigators from Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office uncovered a secret archive of the National Police that documented state abuses from nearly four decades of counterinsurgent warfare. So began the process of rereading a history that had previously been denied, writes Kirsten Weld for Guernica.
De Facto Annexation
Putin doesn’t need to formally annex Crimea to bring it under Russian control, says Natalia Antelava for the New Yorker. He just needs to keep the conflict frozen, the borders porous, and the local leaders fully dependent on the Kremlin. And if he has that, he has a huge advantage in any future dealings with Kyiv.
Building a Better Democracy
“Democracy is going through a difficult time,” writes The Economist. Where autocrats have been toppled, democracies have not flourished in their place. Where democracy has long existed, disillusionment is rife. What happened? And how can we get democracy right?
Big Oil and Us
“The Keystone XL pipeline should be an open-and-shut case from a climate perspective, the criterion President Obama has set for judging it,” writes Mark Hertsgaard for Bloomberg Businessweek. It hasn’t been because Obama “is the president of a petro state, a country that ranks as an OPEC nation in all but name. And in a petro state, saying no to Big Oil is never easy.”
What Is Putin Thinking?
The Atlantic‘s Uri Friedman considers the Russian strategy in Crimea. It’s part of “Russia’s larger decision over the past decade to make expanding its influence in Eurasia, not creating favorable conditions for domestic economic growth, the top priority of its foreign policy.”
The New New World Order
“For much of the past 70 years, in short, the world has been ambivalent about American power, both decrying it and inviting it—sometimes simultaneously,” writes Robert Kagan for Politico Magazine. The feeling is mutual. Where that leaves the world is the question.