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| January 5, 2016
| January 1, 2016
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Talking about 'radicalization' misses the point

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Where did radicalization come from? The word, that is. Who makes the decision to drop these terms suddenly, like bombs, so that they decimate the political landscape and dominate all discussion? It also happened with "homeland." Before 9/11, it had been widely deployed only in Nazi Germany.

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The problem isn't Islam, it's ISIS

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Michel Houellebecq's foul novel about an Islamist takeover of France in the near future, Submission, was published the day of the Charlie Hebdo murders. I received the English translation the same day as the Paris attacks. The guy has timing.

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Why is France emulating the U.S.?

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Everybody seems to speak French this week, love France and sympathize with the French. "Empathy" is now a French word. Even the British, long-time enemies of the French people, forgot about their jealousy, their rivalry in colonizing the world, their British superiority complex, and they did the undoable: on Monday The Guardian ran a long editorial en français!

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A question on torture for Canada's new defence minister

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Rideau Hall's glorious fall foliage produced the perfect backdrop for a series of memorable photo-ops during the Trudeau government's swearing-in ceremony, from the most diverse cabinet in Canadian history to the large crowds who waited patiently for selfies with the photogenic PM.

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| September 30, 2015

Leaders spar over security, refugees and trade at Munk debate

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Party leaders Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau debated foreign policy issues on Monday night as activists outside the event in downtown Toronto demanded action on the refugee crisis.

The debate, hosted by Munk Debates at Roy Thomson Hall and moderated by Rudyard Griffiths, saw a number of feisty exchanges between the party leaders as they answered questions on refugees, Russia, trade, climate change and American relations.

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Exclusive interview: Robert Fisk on Syria's civil war and the refugee crisis

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Are you ready for another leader debate? You should be because tonight Sept. 28 is the first-ever debate on Canada's foreign policy featuring Conservative leader Stephen Harper, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

Check out our election issue page to bone up on all those foreign policy topics!

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