In this article Joseph Bouchard examines the issues of corruption in Russia’s energy sector exposed by Alexei Navalny, how those issues impact Russia’s influence in the global energy sector, and how resolving them could impact Russia’s future and its relations with the West.
Hong Kong’s Illiberal Education Reform
Julian Snelling examines the recent Hong Kong reform of the Liberal Studies curriculum, analyzing the extent to which such policy limits freedom of expression amongst an increasingly politicized generation in the region.
A Harmonious Mirage?: Information Control in Modern China
In this article, Julian Snelling examines the tangible results of citizen calls for legal reform in China to assess the extent to which these successes are simply the consequence of a “propaganda as policy” governance framework.
First Past the Post: An Outdated Electoral System
Ravdeep Sandal explores alternatives electoral systems to the First Past the Post System. It is time for Canada to update its system like most democracies have done.
Assessing Georgia’s Potential Membership in NATO
Ever since it gained independence from the USSR in 1991, Georgia has had an excellent relationship with NATO. In 1994, Georgia joined the NATO-run Partnership for Peace. This was the first step of a long journey for Georgia to become a member of NATO. In 2008, the Russian Army invaded parts of Georgia, which it Read More…
Reforming Development Aid
In this article, Dan Poliwoda reviews the inefficacy of current development aid programming schemes, and discusses how they can be reformed. Dan argues that development aid should be predicated on adopting market-oriented reforms that promote market competition and developing countries’ engagement in global trade.
Do High Hostilities Mean Low Oil Prices
Michael Kang explores the political and economic dynamics of the complex diplomatic relation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Canadian Reserves in Afghanistan: An Expanding Legacy
Chris Edwards reflects upon the contributions of the Canadian Forces Reserves in Afghanistan.