April 20, 2012

U.S., Canada Out of Step on Cuba

Harry Sterling, Toronto Star

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Once again Prime Minister Stephen Harper is odd man out with other political leaders, angering fellow hemispheric politicians by his veto blocking Cuba as a participant in Summit of the Americas gatherings.

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TAGGED: United States, Barack Obama, Canada, Latin America, Cuba, Stephen Harper


April 20, 2012
Obama's Latin American Disconnect
Carlos Gutierrez, RealClearWorld
The unfolding Secret Service imbroglio has completely overshadowed the results of the Summit of the Americas that took place in Colombia last weekend. That is a pity, for the gathering of leaders was significant for far more... more ››
April 11, 2012
Pax Americana at Heart of Harper's F-35 Posture
John Ivison, Nat'l Post
The Canadian government's decision to go with the F-35 appears to be part of a tacit political agreement between the United States and key allies like Japan and Australia to contain China's ambitions. more ››
April 18, 2012
Stephen Harper's Conservative Revolution
Jordan Michael Smith, WAJ
Since 2006, when Conservative Stephen Harper became Canada's prime minister, America's typically quiet and modest neighbor to the north has been much more assertive in pursuing its foreign policy. It has been forceful in... more ››
April 8, 2012
Harper Muzzles Canada's Diplomats
Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star
What matters most to Harper is not human rights and democracy but rather their exact opposite: keeping authoritarian control, both at home and abroad. more ››
April 18, 2012
What Comes After the War on Drugs
Dan Gardner, Ottawa Citizen
Colombia's president has the right idea. We must, first, accept that the status quo is a mess. That doesn't mean committing to any particular change. It just means acknowledging what is obviously true. more ››