The United States’ intelligence agencies face an uphill battle in regaining public trust and moving past their intense politicization since the 2016 election campaigns.
Author: Carter Vance
Britain’s Departure Creates a Potential Off Ramp for EU’s Current Course
Many are wondering how harmful Brexit will be for both the UK and the EU. Carter Vance explains how it offers an opportunity to get off the path of growing nationalist separatism
“Lone Wolf” Attacks Require Law Enforcement Thinking
The recent rise in “Lone Wolf” terrorist attacks has caused a wave of fear to spread in the Western world. Carter Vance explains what kinds of smarter policing should be put in place to deal with changing political violence
It’s Time for Canada to Reengage with Iran
With Iran’s increased cooperation with the United States, the reasons for the break in diplomatic relations between Iran and Canada have eroded. Carter Vance explains the value of resuming the diplomatic course
Trump’s Popularity Shows NATO’s Need to Justify Itself
The recent popularity of Donald Trump’s and others anti-NATO platforms marks the need for NATO to convey it’s legitimacy . Carter Vance explains how now more than ever NATO needs to reaffirm its importance to its constituent publics
Coup Attempt Shouldn’t Give Erdogan’s Authoritarianism a Free Pass
The Erdogan government has instituted a harsh series of crack downs following the July coup attempt. Carter Vance warns that an attempt to depose a democratic government should not allow it to act undemocratically in response
With Recent Moves Towards Ukraine and Russia, Trudeau Plays the Long Game
Is Trudeau playing the long game in Eastern Europe? Carter Vance looks at the liberal governments softer stance in Eastern Europe
NATO Energy Security Crucial to Checking Russian Aggresion
As tensions escalate in Eastern Europe, Russia has started holding back energy supplies in response to sanctions. Carter Vance explores how an Energy Security Strategy is crucial to NATOs objectives in the region
The IMF’s Relationship to Neoliberalism is not, nor ever was, Straightforward
As the IMF begins to question and evaluate its past policies, the organization is finding multiple issues with its past legacy of neoliberalism. Carter Vance looks at the ups and downs of a complex ideological relationship.
Are Bitcoins for the Mainstream, and Are Governments Ready for Them
Bitcoin and other so-called Crypto-currency have been a hot topic in the world of currency for many years but have stayed in a legal grey zone. Carter Vance examines how a decision by Australian authorities can be forging a new path to legitimize the currency.