The Constitution may burst Trump’s threat to withdraw from NAFTA. AP Photo/Mel Evans

U.S. Constitution may thwart Trump on NAFTA

As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
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The seeds of the alt-right

An academic who has studied the American far right explores whether the alt-right can become a sustained political force.
Citizen militia march in Charlotttesville, August 12. EPA/Virginia State Police

Trump & the dark side of American populism

Having stoked white resentment for his own benefit throughout his campaign, Trump is still emboldening it.
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Disarming North Korea means concessions

A former Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hardline approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a graduation of National Armed Forces. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

How much longer will Maduro’s grip on power last? Look to the military

The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
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What’s next for Clyde River?

The Inuit town of Clyde River has won a long battle to stop Arctic seismic testing. The Supreme Court ruled the Inuit weren't adequately consulted. What does that mean for future consultations?
There is growing evidence for the use of cannabis in treating opioid addiction. (Shutterstock)

How legal weed can solve the opioid crisis

As Canada moves towards legalization of cannabis in 2018, there is growing evidence of the drug's potential to treat opioid addiction itself, as well as the chronic pain that often drives it.
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is removed from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. REUTERS/Cheryl Gerber

What to do with Confederate statues?

A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
A rocket is launched from Israel’s Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

North Korea missile crisis echoes Israel’s anti-rocket strategy

There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?

Is law a social science?

Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
Images of Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are shown on a news program in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Why sanctions didn’t stop North Korea

The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get them?
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

China is key to avoiding nuclear ‘fire and fury’

The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in July in Germany. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive

U.S. President Donald Trump's insistence on being "himself" is doing substantial damage to the United States, both domestically and abroad. A former Clinton White House adviser on Russia weighs in.
Trolling is no longer confined to the darker corners of the internet, especially now the U.S. president himself is engaging in it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trolling ourselves to death in the age of Trump

We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
Ontario is the only Canadian province to offer a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten model. (Shutterstock)

Children get boost from two-year, full-day kindergarten

Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?

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