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Extra-terrestrial Natural Disasters and IR

Extra-terrestrial Natural Disasters and IR

Man would like to imagine that he has transcended nature, but being subject to the forces of nature is, inescapably, part of the human condition. Every so often we are reminded of this fact when, inevitably, somewhere on Earth a tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, or volcano wreaks havoc on a population with terrible results. We don’t...
Remember Occupy Wall Street?

Remember Occupy Wall Street?

Remember Occupy Wall Street? What about Occupy London? Or any of the other Occupy protests that sprung up across 92 cities in 85 countries? The global Occupy movement that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets around the world to protest corporate manipulation of governments seems to have become just another curious historical...
Circumcision, Legislation, and Anti-Semitism

Circumcision, Legislation, and Anti-Semitism

In a September 6th opinion piece published on the Huffington Post’s website, Harvard Law Professor Allan Dershowtiz asked, “Why do countries with long histories of anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry seem to care more about the so-called rights of young children not to be circumcised than do other countries in the world with far...
Tar Sands Threaten to Pollute EU-Canada Relationship

Tar Sands Threaten to Pollute EU-Canada Relationship

Europe is one vote away from making Canada very unhappy. Since 2009, Canada and the EU have been negotiating a trade deal, the first between the two entities, which would liberalise their bilateral trade. Canada is currently the EU’s 12th largest trading partner. In 2011 exports to Canada from the EU totaled €29.6bn, and imports...