Category: United States

Enough Hand Wringing: Solutions for the Gender Imbalance in Foreign Policy Circles

During the Congressional debate over the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the United States, Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution noted that the number of women who provided U.S. policy testimony during the hearings was, ironically, very close…

Trump’s Attack on Government Funding of the Arts

President Trump announced his planned budget for the year 2018 to great fanfare a couple weeks ago. His cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, foreign aid, and to non-defense discretionary spending overall were duly noted, as his $54 billion hike…

Donald Trump: Budget Cuts That Just Don’t Cut It

President Trump recently released his much-anticipated budget plan on March 16th, proposing sizable cuts that make even his Republican voters scratch their heads. It was no question that Trump’s proposed budget plan was going to reflect his rather controversial presidential…

The Deep and Dark Web of International Politics

The Internet is an ubiquitous entity. It dominates the lives and practices of many. The birth of the World Wide Web in 1989 marked an unprecedented expansion of information and communication, with a remarkable risk – reward ratio. Since the advent…

Jeff Sessions and Relationships with Russia

On March 1st, allegations arose of US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, communicating with the Russian ambassador to the US during Trump’s campaign. This occurred after Sessions was questioned about relationships between Trump’s administration and The Kremlin during his confirmation hearings in…

Bonfire of Rules: How the Trump Administration’s Financial Deregulation Frenzy Is Putting Americans At Risk

On February 6th 2017, American money manager Frank Casey gave a talk at McGill on his instrumental role as a whistleblower in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. His enthralling account of the scandal served as a scathing indictment of the…

Science’s March on Washington

Recently in the United States, legislation has been proposed in a number of states targeting the established science curricula in schools. The Senate of South Dakota approved a measure that “prohibits school boards from preventing teachers from questioning established scientific…

Trump & Trudeau: An Unlikely Fossil Fuel Alliance

Before Donald Trump ascended to his gilded chair in the oval office and attempted to remove all trace of opposition to himself or his opinions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website showed that 20,000 oil spills were reported to the United States Federal…