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The Perils of Hands-Off Approaches in Conflict Situations

In thinking about the seemingly unrelated coups d’état in Egypt, Mali and Honduras, it is possible to discern a thin thread of commonality that ties these cases together, despite of the obvious differences between them.  In these cases, the international … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Serving as Editor of “So You Can Tell”

In April 2012, I was asked to serve as editor of the Spanish version of a book entitled “So You Can Tell”.  This book tells the account of a Holocaust survivor that now lives in Montreal, Canada.  In essence, it … Continue reading

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The Failed Import of Political Systems (Part 1)

When the time came for the drafters of the U.S Constitution to decide on an effective division of power in their new country, they probably spent countless hours devising a structure that would avoid a situation where absolute power would … Continue reading

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The Bureaucratic Cost of Democracy

Democracy is a concept that both looks and sounds appealing to the eyes and ears of those who benefit from its tenets.  But it is important not to forget that democracy, as a process, needs nurturing and above all, understanding.  … Continue reading

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