The Uncertain Future of Venezuela

It has been one month since Juan Guaidó invoked Article 233 of the Venezuelan Constitution, which, in a power vacuum, calls the President of the National Assembly to serve as interim President of the Republic until free and fair elections are held within the following 30 days. However, with the deadline approaching and Nicolás Maduro unwilling to give up his stranglehold on power, Venezuela is heading down a path filled with question marks.

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Understanding the Arrest of Meng from a Chinese Perspective

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. Since understanding China is the key to bringing the two Canadians home and repairing Sino-Canadian relations, we must examine this question in depth: why is China angry?

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Canada Legalized Marijuana and Trump’s America Does Not Like It—Let’s Hope We Can Still Be Friends

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?

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Lind Initiative Recap: Robert Bullard and the Politics of Place

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.

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Hope for Democracy in Venezuela: New Political Crisis Creates Window of Opportunity

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.

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