Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo. Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that… Please follow and like us:

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Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as ‘Unfounded’

Russia has denounced a U.S. Senate report which accuses the Kremlin of election meddling with the intent to undermine democracies, saying it is “unfounded” and damaging for relations between the two countries. U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday warned that Russian operations to undermine democracy extend far beyond U.S. elections and accused President Donald Trump of failing… Please follow and like us:

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GREECE – TURKEY – Turkish, Greek leaders seek PR boost on historic – and tricky – visit

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first Turkish head of state to visit Greece in more than six decades on Thursday in a landmark trip that quickly exposed long-held historical grievances. Erdogan’s two-day visit got off to a rocky start when Turkish jets accompanying his plane were headed off by Greek aircraft upon entering the country’s… Please follow and like us:

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Turkey support key as US seeks to hold on in Syria

The Islamic State group may be on the run from its last bastion in Syria but the United States is gearing up for a longer stay in the country. And if US forces are to counter Iranian and Russian influence as Syria struggles to emerge from civil war, they will need Turkey’s help. But Washington’s relations… Please follow and like us:

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Clock Ticks As Argentine Submariners Run Out Of Air As US, Allies Race To Rescue

List of all assets searching for the missing Argentine submarine San Juan. Credit: Argentine Navy In an extraordinary international response, a dozen nations have poured assets into the stormy South Atlantic to aid the effort to find and save the 44 Argentine submariners. It’s a stark contrast to the last great submarine disaster,when Russia was slow… Please follow and like us:

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‘They Will Fight’: NATO Readies Forces Vs. Russia

An American soldier (left) gets tips from a Polish ally (right) on how to aim an RPG during NATO anti-tank training. WASHINGTON: NATO troops will stand and fight if Russia attacks the Baltic States or Poland, an alliance official said last week. That prospect of combat — like that of being hanged — has concentrated NATO’s… Please follow and like us:

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Do Young Humans + Artificial Intelligence = Cybersecurity?

West Point cadets conduct a cyber exercise. WASHINGTON: The Army is recruiting smart young soldiers to wage cyber war. But human talent is not enough. Ultimately, say experts, cyberspace is so vast, so complex, so constantly changing that only artificial intelligence can keep up. America can’t prevail in cyberspace through superior numbers. We could never match… Please follow and like us:

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NATO Wants to Shoot Down Russia Planes With Air Shield

NATO is expected to build a new air defense shield across the Baltic states and Poland in order to further fortify the Western military alliance’s borders with Russia, according to Lithuania’s defense minister. Lithuania has long appealed for greater anti-aircraft capabilities, and last year it was designated, along with Latvia, Estonia and Poland, to host multi-national… Please follow and like us:

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Putin Tells U.S. to Stop Making Fun of Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on U.S. citizens to stop disrespecting President Donald Trump, a trend that the Russian leader called a symptom of a poor political system in the U.S. Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges between… Please follow and like us:

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Erdogan: US is being governed by ambassador in Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised Washington for coming under the influence of the US ambassador in Ankara over a visa dispute, which has strained relations between the between the two allies. Erdogan reiterated his opinion that US Ambassador John Bass was behind the decision to suspend non-immigrant visa services in Turkey in a speech… Please follow and like us:

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Erdogan: US decision to halt Turkey visa ‘saddening’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the US embassy’s decision to suspend all non-immigrant visa applications was very, very “saddening”, as he justified the tit-for-tat response by Ankara. “For the (US) ambassador in Ankara to take a decision like this, to put it into practice, is saddening,” Erdogan said in a joint news conference… Please follow and like us:

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Dunford Says White House Nixes Refueling For New Air Force One

Air Force One WASHINGTON: Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the White House had decided not to include aerial refueling as a capability for the next Air Force One fleet. Why? To save money. President Donald Trump has apparently made the decision, reflected by this decision… Please follow and like us:

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US-Turkey Tensions Escalate Over Russian Missile Deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed U.S. concerns about his government’s recent decision to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia. In a speech Wednesday to mayors from his ruling AK Party, Erdogan said of the U.S., “They went crazy because we made the S-400 agreement. What were we supposed to do? Wait for… Please follow and like us:

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Taliban responds to Trump’s Afghan strategy

The Afghan Taliban has warned Donald Trump is “wasting” American soldiers’ lives after the US president approved sending thousands more troops to the war-ravaged country. MORE TO THIS STORY… Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan Afghan ambassador to US lauds Trump’s strategy for war Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2017 Taliban spokeman… Please follow and like us:

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Mattis: Assad Heeded US Warning Against Chemical Weapons

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that Syria appears to have heeded a U.S. warning to not to use chemical weapons. “It appears that they took the warning seriously,” Mattis said, referring to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it had not launched any new chemical attacks. A statement late Monday from White House… Please follow and like us:

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