An art installation feature the phrase #ImmigrantsAreEssential in large white letters sits on the grass of the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

Who Will Win the Global War for Talent?

After the Great Lockdown will come the next Great Migration.

Meng Wanzhou dressed in a red dress waves as she steps out of a plane with a Chinese flag on the side of it.

Another Win for China’s Hostage Diplomacy

A yearslong diplomatic dispute between China and the West has finally ended.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (center) delivers his victory speech after general elections at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on Sept. 21.

A Tired Canada Votes In a Listless Trudeau

Prospects for change are far off after an election that changed almost nothing.

International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

America’s Pandemic Travel Bans No Longer Make Sense

A thoughtless, unscientific policy of closed borders—even to vaccinated travelers—does a little more damage every day.

Miles Thompson plays lacrosse

Gaming the State System

Can the Haudenosaunee Confederacy become the first Indigenous nation to secure an Olympic berth?

Empty security gates to the U.S. check-in area at Pearson International Airport in Toronto

As Europe Reopens for Travel, North America Is Staying Shut

Scientists say it’s safe for vaccinated people to travel, but the politics of fear is keeping borders closed.

A cardboard cutout of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is used at a protest.

The Myth of a Green Canada

Is Trudeau too tied to oil and gas to put Canada on a progressive environmentalist course?

An oil facility pumps smoke.

Alberta’s Petrostate Propaganda Has Turned Conspiratorial

The pro-oil movement is increasingly straying into conspiracy theory.

Members of the Proud Boys

Canada Says the Proud Boys Are a Terrorist Group

The listing of the far-right organization raises serious civil liberties questions.

First Nations activists and allies blocked an intersection in Toronto on Oct. 23, calling on the Canadian government to uphold treaty rights, respect Indigenous sovereignty across the nation, and protect Indigenous land defenders.

2020 Was the Year of Indigenous Activism in Canada

It’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to become a more ardent defender of Indigenous interests.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in Watford, England, on Dec. 4, 2019.

Canadians, Whether Left or Right, Are Glad to See Trump Go

Trump’s brand of populist conservatism had little appeal north of the border, but leaves a legacy of U.S.-style race politics.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in Watford, England, on Dec. 4, 2019.

Fear Gives Way to Pity As Canadians Await U.S. Election Results

There is now a widespread belief that their big neighbor is headed for a sociopolitical meltdown no matter who wins.

Mexican then-President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sign a revised trade agreement on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, on Nov. 30, 2018.

Threats and Border Walls Are Destroying the United States’ Biggest Strategic Advantage

Restoring a common purpose with Canada and Mexico is the lowest-hanging fruit in U.S. foreign policy.

Then-Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, 2018.

The Canadian Women Who Changed Trump’s Mind on Tariffs

Chrystia Freeland, Mary Ng, and Kirsten Hillman got the White House to do something rare: back down.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Anatoly Bibilov, the leader of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, shake hands prior to their meeting in the Kremlin.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford shakes hands at the end of a government session in Toronto on April 11, 2019.

Populism Isn’t Always Xenophobic. Just Ask Ontario’s Premier.

Doug Ford is challenging conventional wisdom by utilizing a more inclusive and malleable brand of populism. And it’s working for him.

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