The Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kin Jong-Un, deserves special attention given that he oversees his country’s Orwellian security state which has built over the years many large-scale detention camps holding hundreds of thousands of political prisoners in inhumane conditions. Next down the list would be another “Supreme Leader”, Ali Khamenei of Iran who continues to oppress his country’s minority Baha’i community and Iranian women in general, saying nothing of his efforts to institutionalize anti-Semitism. Last but not least is Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe for taking his country down the toilet.
The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the complexity of our world. A world where interconnection brings unprecedented opportunity and risk. And one where rigid institutions and hierarchical policy processes seem unable to effectively manage that risk.
Living beside a friendly superpower and prospering within a stable international order, Canadians could easily shelter from storms beyond our borders. These protections are eroding. Canada needs to prepare.
Le Mali a longtemps été un des principaux bénéficiaires de l’aide internationale canadienne. Pourtant, Ottawa semble complètement absente de la transition en cours à Bamako, après un coup d’État militaire qui a balayé la classe politique au pouvoir.