Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Failure?

Placing drones in historical context This article responds to arguments presented by Professor Steven Coll in multiple articles for The New Yorker.     Barack Obama followed a “small footprint” foreign policy doctrine. The US became increasingly reliant on the use of unmanned, aerial drones to maintain security and project military power. In “The Unblinking …

Don’t Cut Ties with People Over Politics

You’re bound to disagree with someone on something     I wish to address a growing trend in social and political discourse that’s troubling, if not disturbing. I should begin by noting that the internet’s good for a great number of things: news, research, sports scores, cute animal photos, discrete hook-ups, and humourous videos of …

A Post-Modern Approach to Political Reform

Hong Kong’s Social Awakening The streets of Hong Kong have been emptier as of late, from Mong Kok to Admirality. A movement for political reform that initially drew tens of thousands has been largely stifled by police presence and arrests. “Success isn’t necessarily measured in result, but in the collective social awakening, and we’ve achieved …

Isolation of Iran

When the Canadian government is labelled racist by Iran, it follows that we have done something right. Quite apart from racism, the Canadian government has demonstrated principled moral leadership in its decision to close its embassy in Iran and expel Iranian diplomats from Canada. In response to Canada’s decision, the Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that …

Obama, Iran, Israel, and the World as We Know It

HASSAN AHMAD <News Editor> As many students, including myself, begin the dreaded month of April, filled with stressful paper deadlines and 100% exams, it behoves us to reflect on the fact that not in the too distant future there looms the possibility of another international war. This time the primary parties seem to be America, …