Reading Time: 4 minutesI am speaking specifically about this country’s financial contribution to NATO, the international alliance formed after the Second World War, constructed around the principle of collective defence. Article 5 of the establishing charter declares that “an attack on one is an attack on all.” […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesDonald Trump says too many NATO countries, including Canada, don’t pay their fair share of defence costs. The U.S. president is right about that. But the real question facing the 29-member alliance is far more fundamental. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesNo one is quite sure what U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un agreed to last week. But it doesn’t seem to matter. The theatrical peace gambit orchestrated by these two flamboyant impresarios appears to be paying off. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesJustin Trudeau’s government has ruled out replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with a bilateral Canada-U. S. deal. It’s the right decision. It is being made for the wrong reasons.
Reading Time: 3 minutesU.S. President Donald Trump may have cancelled his planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim
Jong Un (although even that is unclear). But it seems that plans for bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula will carry on anyway ñ with or without America. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesDonald Trump is reportedly musing that he might join the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. If he is serious, the angst-ridden negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as NAFTA itself, could become largely irrelevant. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesDonald Trump has thrown the Middle East into a tizzy. The U. S. president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been denounced by some of America’s closest allies.