Barack Obama

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The darker side of the ‘toon

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December 5, 2014

Cartoonist Joe Sacco’s latest book is a ‘howl of outrage’ against U.S. foreign policy. His work and others before him helped change a medium.

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Buzz Kill

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March 12, 2013

What does being constantly watched sound like? Taylor Owen on the under-appreciated costs of living under drones.

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Keystone Uber Alles?

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February 27, 2013

Steve Saideman on why neither Canadian domestic policy nor Canadian-U.S. relations begin and end with the Keystone pipeline.

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Mr. Abe Goes to Washington

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February 20, 2013

This week, Japan’s Prime Minister meets Obama. Gerald Wright explains what they need from each other, and why they may not get it.

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The State of Disunion

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February 15, 2013

Paul Quirk on what Obama’s State of the Union Address means for Canada – there’s both good news and bad news.

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Promises Made

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February 13, 2013

Steve Saideman on the foreign policy promises and exaggerations Obama made last night in the State of the Union Address.

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Targeted Killing on Trial

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February 8, 2013

Jennifer Welsh probes the U.S.’s practice of “targeted killing”, and argues increased scrutiny may not lead to greater transparency.

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No Bragging Rights

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January 23, 2013

President Obama’s second inauguration brought out an unfortunate Canadian tendency in relation to our American neighbours: smugness.

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Ideological Ceasefire

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November 23, 2012

Ideology isn’t something that any leader can turn on and off at will, but that does not necessarily lead to irrational policy making.

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Can They Get Along?

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November 12, 2012

Paul Quirk on the prospects for bipartisan co-operation and competent government in the U.S.