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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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Russia is consolidating its foothold in Georgia, Canada’s new brand of populism, and China’s repression of the Uighurs is a genocide.

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.

Hong Kongers Protest Chinese National Security Law

U.S. Preparing to Suspend Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

The looming decision, following China’s imposition of a new security law for the former colony, could be a prelude to even tougher U.S. actions against Beijing.

A demonstrator holds a banner referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory during an alt-right rally in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 17, 2019.

QAnon’s Madness Is Turning Canadians Into Potential Assassins

The sprawling conspiracy theory has mutated across borders.

A person holds a sign reading "United against Islamophobia"

From India, Islamophobia Goes Global

Hindu nationalism has helped spread a distinct brand of anti-Islam around the world, and famously multicultural Canada may have a problem on its hands.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, meets with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau

Facing Trump, Putin, and Xi, London Needs Old Allies for New Ideas

A “C-3” of Canada, Australia, and the U.K. is the right group to stand up to authoritarian aggression.

A lab technician works in Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Nov. 3, 2014.

How Canadian Bureaucracy Botched a Critical Ebola Treatment

A Chinese Canadian researcher’s breakthrough could have saved thousands of lives.

Supporters of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters gather during a demonstration at Martin Place in Sydney on Aug. 16, 2019.

Bullied by Beijing, America’s Closest Allies Regret Saying ‘Yes’ to China

China was winning over the innermost circle of U.S. allies. Now it’s driving them away.

Alek Minassian (left), accused of the 2018 Toronto van attack; Elliot Rodger (center), a member of early incel communities who killed six people in California; and Chris Harper-Mercer, who cited Rodger in a manifesto found after he killed nine in Oregon.

Incels Are Radicalized and Dangerous. But Are They Terrorists?

Canada is searching for new frameworks to tackle ideological violence.

A stuffed doll of Pepe the Frog sits at the main entrance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong on Nov. 23, 2019.

Canada May Host the World’s First Incel Show Trial

There’s plenty of reason to doubt a misogynist murderer deserves to be prosecuted as a terrorist.

The flags of Nova Scotia and Canada fly at half-staff outside the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police headquarters in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on April 19.

Canada’s Gun Laws Are Only as Good as Its Neighbor’s

The country’s worst mass shooting in decades shows that U.S.-sourced weapons still pose a problem, even if Trudeau tightens regulations.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comments on the shooting in Nova Scotia during a news conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 20.

How Canada Got Tough on Guns

Within weeks of a mass shooting, the Canadian government passed a ban on assault-style weapons despite widespread firearms ownership and vocal gun rights groups.

An excavator loads a truck with oil sands.

Albertan Officials Are Using Orwellian Methods to Protect Oil and Gas

As its energy industry comes under threat, the oil-rich province is taking aim at environmental activists.

The Jacques-Cartier bridge in Montreal

Coronavirus Conspiracies Give Boost to Canada’s Far-Right

Anti-Chinese sentiment and a public health backlash have vaulted Hong Kong-born Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam into the firing line for Canada’s extremists.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo steps away from the podium following a news conference at the State Department in Washington on April 29.

Key U.S. Allies Skeptical of Trump’s Coronavirus Lab Leak Claims

Five Eyes members and intelligence analysts push back against attempts to pin the virus on Chinese biosafety mistakes.

Protesters man a barricade in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and the Tyendinaga Mohawks

The Pandemic Is Slicing Away Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada

The Wet’suwet’en ended pipeline protests for safety’s sake, but the police aren’t following the rules.

A sign says the U.S.-Canadian border is closed

In Canada, Patience Wearing Thin Over Trump’s Antics

A threat to militarize the border and attempts to hold up lifesaving medical supplies have roiled the calmest of countries.

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