rise of china, economic, political, globalization, United States

The Rise of China and World Order


The rise of China as a global economic and political power is arguably the most significant development in world politics and is one that has been unprecedented throughout history. China’s global impact is increasingly felt on every continent, in most international institutions, and on many global issues. (Shambaugh 2013) This is starting to create a […]

United Nations, Reform, and The Quest For World Order

United Nations, Reform, and the Quest for World Order


One of the greatest transformation in the international system since the Treaty of Westphalia is the development of the United Nations (UN). The UN was established in 1945 following the Second World War to facilitate cooperation, security, and development among the world’s nations. Since its creation, the UN has made significant contributions towards the study of […]

Disaster Reduction, Environmental Response, Natural Disasters

A Review of the Article: Global Challenges in Disaster Reduction


Global Challenges in Disaster Reduction The article entitled, Global Challenges in Disaster Reduction, written by Briceno Salvano examines the need to develop a common understanding on disaster reduction in the face of global challenges such as climate change. Salvano’s general thesis is that together we must shift our emphasis from disaster response and relief to disaster reduction […]

Drug Use In Canada, Harm Reduction, Public Policy, Incarceration, criminalization, substance abuse

Should Harm Reduction be the Approach to the Use of Illegal Drugs in Canada?


Harm Reduction Paper – Currently, in Canada and across the globe, there are two dominant policy approaches towards illegal drug use. The first approach involves strict prohibition and stresses the need to maintain order using law enforcement as a means to enforce the policy objectives. It includes the use of criminalizing illegal drug use with […]

Canada and United Nations

Canada and the United Nations: A New Foreign Policy of Disengagement?


Since the creation of the United Nations (UN), Canada has generally been an enthusiastic supporter of multilateral institutions, recognizing the potential they have to give them a voice on the world stage. This is evident in the fact that Canada had an integral role in the development of the UN and has since then used […]