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What Does the Zombie Apocalypse Reveal About Canada-US Relations?

What Does the Zombie Apocalypse Reveal About Canada-US Relations?

Pat Martin’s jokes about emergency measures to combat a potential ‘zombie invasion’ are rich with subtext, challenging the conservative Americanisation of Canadian political culture.

Defending Canada in 2013

Defending Canada in 2013

As a new year dawns, Canada should accept that the strategies and doctrines of the last 20 years do not apply to the current global context. Relying on outdated concerns makes little sense in 2013 and beyond.

Wanted: A Coherent Canadian Foreign Policy

Wanted: A Coherent Canadian Foreign Policy

Between 2006 and 2011, Stephen Harper’s “Restrained Pragmatism” was a shift towards a realist foreign policy strategy, but now he appears lost and this poses risks for Canada in the international state system.

Is the Independence Issue Back on the Agenda in Quebec?

Is the Independence Issue Back on the Agenda in Quebec?

Quebecers may be hesitant to accept complete independence for Quebec. But even if Quebec sovereignty is currently not the vibrant force that it used to be, the larger question of Quebec’s place in the Canadian federation remains unresolved.

Is Quebec’s Call for Sovereignty Still a Vibrant Force Today?

Is Quebec’s Call for Sovereignty Still a Vibrant Force Today?

There is little likelihood of Quebec sovereignty in the near future. Current polls put support for sovereignty near 30%, and opposition to a third referendum close to 70%. Regardless, Quebec’s assertive nationalism will remain a vibrant force indefinitely.

Nationalism, the Parti Quebecois, and the 2012 Quebec General Election

Nationalism, the Parti Quebecois, and the 2012 Quebec General Election

The election of Pauline Marois should be seen as another nationalist challenge to Canada’s national unity. Yet, with only 32 percent of the popular vote, her powers to hold a referendum are constrained.

NATO and Afghanistan: Lessons Learned?

NATO and Afghanistan: Lessons Learned?

At present, the NATO mission in Afghanistan is a failure. Though the Taliban regime was overthrown, violence continues to plague daily life across the country.

Bryan Adams and Bears: Who cares about Canadian foreign policy?

Bryan Adams and Bears: Who cares about Canadian foreign policy?

Being a US foreign policy specialist I have always dismissed Canadian foreign policy as non-existent. Perhaps I was wrong!

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