French Election Will Decide Europe’s Future

Apr 02, 2017

If a pro-European candidate doesn’t win the French election, Europe’s nationalist protectionist agendas may dominate the region. Is a “European Spring” in the making, just as the European Union (EU) celebrates its 60th anniversary? In this opinion piece, Peter Vanham, global leadership...

The World This Week: Donald Trump is Scary, Ted Cruz is Terrifying

Feb 07, 2016

Donald Trump is a chest-thumping gorilla reminiscent of Mussolini, while Ted Cruz is a devious fanatic with similarities to Stalin, making him far more dangerous. After declaring that it has detonated a hydrogen bomb, North Korea has launched a long range rocket. This is making South Korea,...

Can Scotland Become the Saudi Arabia of Renewables?

Feb 02, 2016

With strong government leadership and long-time public support, Scotland’s plan for a green future is underway. Leading up to the Independence Referendum in 2014, one way Scotland sought to differentiate itself from the United Kingdom was through its environmental policy. The Scottish...

The Scottish Referendum: No Tactic Too Cynical

Sep 18, 2014

The London establishment ought to be careful what it wishes for in Scotland. “England would lose a surly lodger, and gain a good neighbour.” That's the oft-repeated summary of Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, on how the relationship between the two countries would be transformed...

Independent Scotland: A Wish for the Chance to Make Our Own Mistakes

Sep 15, 2014

Scottish independence is the first stage in a process to work toward a better society. The way the debate on the pros and cons of the potential independence of Scotland has developed has been fascinating in a number of ways. The first is the considerable gap between the selectivity and the...

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