http://mironline.ca MIR Online Mon, 29 May 2017 15:00:21 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://mironline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-Logo-32x32.jpg http://mironline.ca 32 32 59108094 Brexit Through the Gift Shop http://mironline.ca/brexit-gift-shop/ http://mironline.ca/brexit-gift-shop/#respond Mon, 29 May 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19412 In just mere weeks the world will be a year removed from being helpless bystanders as the British people decided they wanted tighter borders, less globalization, and bendier, and therefore more patriotic, bananas. Pure frenzy captivated the United Kingdom in…

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An ‘Interpretation Mechanism’: What Does it Reflect in Regards to the Political Tension Between Hong Kong and China? http://mironline.ca/an-interpretation-mechanism-what-does-it-reflect-in-regards-to-the-political-tension-between-hong-kong-and-china/ http://mironline.ca/an-interpretation-mechanism-what-does-it-reflect-in-regards-to-the-political-tension-between-hong-kong-and-china/#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 17:00:35 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=18917 Rao Geping, a renowned scholar from Peking University and a prominent member of the Basic Law Committee, has recommended the establishment of an interpretation mechanism aimed to execute the legal codes under the Basic Law. The purpose of Rao’s suggested…

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Community-based Conservation: A Complex History http://mironline.ca/community-based-conservation-complex-history/ http://mironline.ca/community-based-conservation-complex-history/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:10 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19002 The Western idea of nature being separate from culture once dominated the field of conservation development.  Now, a different approach is taking the stage: community-based conservation arose through the dialogue with local communities that were negatively affected by international environmental efforts,…

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More Than Just A Game: The Soft Power Politics of Sports and the 2018 Olympic Games http://mironline.ca/just-game-soft-power-politics-sports-2018-olympic-games/ http://mironline.ca/just-game-soft-power-politics-sports-2018-olympic-games/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 17:00:01 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19238 There has always been an inherent connection between sports and politics. In 19th century Britain, there was a movement known as “muscular Christianity” that emphasized the importance of schoolyard games and bolstering fair play to mold “future guarantors of the Empire.”…

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Tilting at Windmills: The Fourth Estate in 2017 http://mironline.ca/tilting-windmills-fourth-estate-2017/ http://mironline.ca/tilting-windmills-fourth-estate-2017/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 19:00:32 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19361 I’m a leader in an industry that miscalled election results, hyped up terror scares, ginned up controversy, and failed to report on tectonic shifts in our country. From the collapse of the financial system to the truths about how strong…

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Tell Us the Truth Mr. Trump http://mironline.ca/tell-us-truth-mr-trump/ http://mironline.ca/tell-us-truth-mr-trump/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 17:00:02 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19114 On January 21st of this year, Sean Spicer deliberately lied when discussing the audience present at President Trump’s inauguration. He claimed that it was, “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”…

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Bolivar Of Broken Dreams: What Went Wrong in Venezuela http://mironline.ca/bolivar-broken-dreams-went-wrong-venezuela/ http://mironline.ca/bolivar-broken-dreams-went-wrong-venezuela/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 19:22:50 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19023 Authoritarian regimes and resource cursed economies are themes Latin American countries have tried to confine to history, but Venezuela’s slow-burning crisis has displayed an inability to move beyond these neo-colonial trends. Now, the discontent that has been building over the…

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U.K. General Election 2017: Historic, But Historically Uncompetitive http://mironline.ca/u-k-general-election-2017-historic-historically-uncompetitive/ http://mironline.ca/u-k-general-election-2017-historic-historically-uncompetitive/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 17:59:35 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19299 “Not another one!” exclaimed Brenda from Bristol. Captured in a viral video, this reaction was in response to the snap election that Prime Minister Theresa May has recently called, just two years after the last general election in 2015. Given the aftermath of…

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Macron: We Dodged a Bullet, Now Let’s Prevent Future Shots http://mironline.ca/macron-dodged-bullet-now-lets-prevent-future-shots/ http://mironline.ca/macron-dodged-bullet-now-lets-prevent-future-shots/#respond Sun, 21 May 2017 17:00:59 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19227 The world took a sigh of relief as a young new leader emerged from the 2017 French presidential election: Emmanuel Macron. It is important to note that, although the independent candidate passed by 66.1% vs 33.9%, this is still in no…

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Canadian Conservatism at a Crossroads http://mironline.ca/canadian-conservatism-crossroads/ http://mironline.ca/canadian-conservatism-crossroads/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 16:15:12 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19033 The Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, which culminates on May 27, 2017, will result in the selection of a new leader for the Official Opposition. The race features 14 candidates who each believe that they present the best opportunity for…

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