After media broke the news that Canada had arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on December 5, 2018, the Chinese government responded with initially a series of severe warnings, then detainment of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and next the death sentence to a Canadian for drug trafficking. Since understanding China is obviously the key to bringing the two Michaels home and repairing Sino-Canadian relations, we must examine this question in depth: why is China angry?
Since Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis, the border running along the 49th parallel has become thicker. American Customs and Border Protection officers fear they are ill-equipped to do their jobs in the face of more Canadians having easy access to the drug. Are we next in line for a border wall?
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs kicked off the 2019 Lind Initiative speaker series last week, with this year’s theme being “America and the Climate Crisis.” The first event featured Professor Robert Bullard, whose talk discussed the links between social inequality, racism, and environmental issues in the United States.
The political crisis in Venezuela has escalated, putting Maduro’s claim to the presidency in jeopardy. As the 2013-2019 presidential period ended, the opposition has created a strong social and political momentum around the non-recognition of last year’s presidential elections with the support of the international community.