Category: Asia Pacific

“A Friendly Neighbour to the North”: Canadian Mining and Human Rights Abuses

Canadians, for the most part, have a global reputation as a peace-loving and human-rights-respecting people; there is a reason so many Americans continue to wear the Canadian flag when travelling. Throughout the world though, Canadian mining companies are consistently involved…

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

Abode of Chaos via Flickr

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…

The “Other War”

The U.S. Army via Flickr

In his weekly, televised address from the Oval Office on September 7th, President Obama was quick to reassure the American public that his plans for Syria “would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan.” He recognized that the American people were…

Welcome to Majapahit

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Welcome to Majapahit, the McGill International Review’s blog on Southeast Asia!  Why Southeast Asia? Why Majapahit? Southeast Asia is a fascinating part of the world because of its staggering diversity. The Majapahit Confederacy was an empire in Southeast Asia from…