In the Field: Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a Pacific nation few people get to visit. Extremely isolated with a challenging terrain, it has its share of problems. But it also has enormous potential above and beyond the rich natural resources. I find out more during a one-month fact-finding mission…

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Khashoggi Murder Prompts Canada to Get Tough on Saudis

ANALYSIS: In a bold move, Canada has announced targeted sanctions on 17 Saudis believed to be linked to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But does the government have the stomach to take further actions, including cancelling a multi billion dollar arms deal with the Kingdom?

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Separated Children: Has the Trump Administration Lost it Moral Compass?

Plain and simple, the morally bankrupted administration of Donald Trump is leveraging the child separation crisis to win gains on immigration reform - including the building of the controversial border wall between the US and Mexico and harsher enforcement. 

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As Aid Agencies Get Pummelled, Deafening Silence from Hollywood & Bollywood

As the multi-billion dollar aid industry deals with its own “Me Too” moment - defending itself against allegation of sexual misconduct amongst staff - there is ironically a deafening silence from the very people who signed up to promote its good work - Hollywood and Bollywood.

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Ukraine Drifts Towards Dangerous Shores

Ukraine seems to have taken an abrupt U-turn on anti-corruption reforms. In exchange for massive Western loans, Ukraine had pledged to maintain and resource an anti-corruption agency, establish a special corruption court and bring in reforms on pensions, agricultural land and healthcare. What next for a government which is falling out of step with its friends and partners?

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Michael Bociurkiw