Category: Blogs

It’s Our Anthem, Not Just His

How much difference do two little words make? Some people believe it to be the difference between oppression and equality. This idea is the driving force behind the Restore Our Anthem movement, the leaders of which include Canadian greats like…

Saskatchewan’s Pirates

(For background music, click here) This May I boarded the VIA train and rode west. As I passed through Toronto,  a problem with the GO Trains kept us marooned until dawn. Then we were off. After rolling through the rough…

Welcome to The Whisky Rebellion

Welcome to The Whisky Rebellion, American foreign policy and international affairs for American patriots. 217 years ago, George Washington cautioned the nation in his farewell address against entangling ourselves overseas and take advantage of the isolation the ocean provided to…

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint

There are no easy answers to the questions that dominate contemporary international relations. Each of us brings a unique background and a distinct set of priorities to the conversation, and more often than not, debate only makes matters less clear.…

Welcome to Of Soldiers and Statesmen

The subfield of Civil-Military relations, a discipline under the broad umbrella of security studies, starts with somewhat of a paradox; namely, how can society effectively govern those with the guns? More explicitly, how do civilians maintain power over those who…

Welcome to Kan Ke

Welcome to Kan Ke (看客) or The Onlooker, the McGill International Review’s blog on the Far East. Lu Xun, an early 20th century Chinese writer, gave up his job as a doctor to articulate his idea of the “culture of the…

Welcome to Yugosphere

Is there anyone alive who can give a lucid, objective and unbiased account of Balkan history over the last 25 years? Does such a thing even exist? What is going on now? These are the questions that hang over the…

Welcome to Bolivar

Latin America has long captivated the hearts and souls of North Americans and Europeans with an inexorable, unrelenting and perhaps almost mystical fascination. From the pursuit of the golden city of El Dorado by the Spanish conquistadors, to the countless…

Welcome to Loon Calls

  Welcome to Loon Calls, the McGill International Review’s blog on Canadian politics! Why Canada?  While Canada and its politics may be less “interesting” than those of most of the rest of the world, it is still an important place to…