As Gregg Carlstrom reports from the Middle East, the dispute not only sends a message to allies and trade partners, but fuels support for a new Saudi identity.    
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Canada, a casualty in the campaign for new Saudi nationalism

Mohammed bin Salman
As Gregg Carlstrom reports from the Middle East, the dispute not only sends a message to allies and trade partners, but fuels support for a new Saudi identity.    
Wallstrom

The Saudi storm that blew over

Events this week echo those in 2015, when Sweden spoke out against Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. Years later, as David Crouch recounts, the damage is but a distant memory. 
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Latest Saudi behaviour another reason to cancel arms deal

In Saudi spat, Canada stumbled onto a strong human rights position. But if Trudeau wants to remain ‘firm’ on values, the $15-billion arms deal is untenable, Cesar Jaramillo argues.
Maine

In Maine and Eastern Canada, unintended consequences of Trump’s trade war on display

The lobster industry in the US is feeling the tariff pinch, but America’s loss is Canada’s gain, as Andrew Cohen reports from the island of Vinalhaven. 
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Three ways Canadian youth can engage, not silence, the 'other'

As polarization plagues the world around us, young people are not immune, and must recommit to bursting their filter bubbles, write Aaron Joshua Pinto and Chris Zhou ahead of International Youth Day, which falls on Aug. 12.
summerreading

Nine books to help you dive a bit deeper this summer

Stefan Labbé puts together our annual recommended summer reading list, featuring books on Trudeau’s foreign policy, women and the internet, climate change, migration, and more.

BEST OF THE WEB

Spotlight on the GRU

Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate — known as the GRU — has in recent years been blamed for a slew of things (for instance, hacking the Clinton campaign's emails, poisoning Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and others in England, and shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17). In The Daily Beast, Amy Knight lays out how the GRU — whose power was thought to be waning just a few years ago — bounced back.

Reporters on trial

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two reporters for Reuters in Myanmar, uncovered the murder of 10 Rohingya Muslim men during a military operation, and were subsequently arrested. As Tom Lasseter reports in this special investigation for Reuters, the government's prosecution of the two men for their journalism is "seen by many as a test of the country's nascent democracy."

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Collapse of the American Empire

Aug. 29, 2018, Waterloo
A public event featuring celebrated author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges. 

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