Category Archives: International

Cyberattack has a silver lining

Oh, here’s some good news. The Treasury Board says Chinese government hackers just forced the National Research Council to shut down its computers completely.
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The myth of the ‘international community’

The Gaza crisis and shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine should at least stop loose talk of the “international community.” There is no such thing, and if there were, it wouldn’t be on the side of the … Continue reading

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Tragedy of Obama’s diplomacy

Are you enjoying your newfound global tranquility? If so you can thank Barack Obama. At least, that’s what he says.
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Fight prostitution, just don’t ban it

We face a multiple choice question on prostitution: Criminalize it for both parties, legalize it, or pursue the “Nordic model” where it’s illegal to buy sex but not to sell it. All have drawbacks but you must pick one.
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I hate to say I told you so: Iraq edition

The mess in Iraq is graphic proof that hard choices don’t get easier if you avoid them. Partition into Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish countries is still the least awful option. And while it would be a lot harder than eight … Continue reading

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