Is music the best medium to respond to traumatic events like the COVID-19 pandemic? A recent history of such pieces suggests maybe not.
Airlines and airports reacted quickly after 9/11 to put new procedures in place that overcame passengers’ newfound fears of flying. An aviation historian explains why it may be harder to so today.
As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.
The absence of trust in a nation’s leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
Canada’s free-trade obsession has made us overly reliant on global supply chains. That’s a huge unforced error given that 19 years ago, 9/11 showed us just how quickly border policy can change.
Seven of the past 10 business bailouts since 1969 have either broke even, or more frequently, ended up making a tidy profit for taxpayers.
In times of crisis, the role of art becomes more central to our lives, like it or not.
Over the past few decades, the US has gradually lowered the ceiling for refugees.
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
Political leaders are ignoring dangerous threats to American national sovereignty, security and citizens’ peace of mind.
Each spin of the news cycle hits us with another ‘bombshell,’ while everything from free speech to race has been ‘weaponized.’ What’s the effect of being relentlessly exposed to metaphors of war?
Violent radicals are often described as jihadists. A scholar explains what the word means and why those using the word to justify terrorism are often misrepresenting their sources.
Jon Stewart insists he is just a comedian, but his comic barbs have always had a political edge.
You might think it morbid, but people have many reasons for visiting the sites of battles and disasters.
South Africa’s law that regulates the Interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence.
The 2001 federal election was a watershed moment for Australian national security that has set a policy agenda for almost two decades.
Words are as important as pictures for helping us come to terms with such a huge cultural loss.
Michael Haneke’s allegorical 2009 film showed how a peaceful society can be shattered within a single generation. It’s a lesson for us now in a world drifting toward populism and violence.
On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?