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Jan 9, 2018 0 Comments

There is no presumption of innocence for ministers Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Dardo López-Dolz

In this El Montonero article, Dardo López-Dolz raises the age of question of, “What makes being a minister so appealing,” by taking a deeper look at the presumptions of holding office and comparing them to the realities of the position. Often times the positions, and their responsibilities, have changed as drastically over the years as the country they represent, which leads to shifts in attitudes that are more similar to those of the incumbent administration. So, what is it that keeps drawing in young, qualified candidates from prestigious institutions and rooting older, distinguished lifelong politicians to run for these high offices?

 

To read the full article (in Spanish) and understand more about the life of ministers and the answers to these questions, click here.

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Jan 4, 2018 0 Comments

Joshua Boyle Claims Taliban-Linked Captors Tried to Recruit Him Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

In this Toronto Sun article, Candice Malcolm details the exclusive correspondence that Joshua Boyle sent to the Sun in the weeks following his return to Canada in an effort to bring attention to the experiences he had with his captors as well as his personal views relating to the incident. Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped and held hostage by the Haqqani Network while traveling in Afghanistan in 2012. This article tells the intriguing story that offers nearly as many questions as it does answers.

 

For the full exclusive on the Boyle family, click here.

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Jan 3, 2018 0 Comments

‘Deprogram’ radical Islamists. How? Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

The end of 2017 not only marked another passing year but, also, marked the victory claimed by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over ISIS. Candice Malcolm explains, in heimages-7r Toronto Sun column, that defeating ISIS on the battlefield was accompanied by militants fleeing the country to infiltrate Europe and the West.

Malcolm notes that “unlike traditional wars, the war against jihadist terrorists is happening through covert measures,” which is further destabilizing  “a region already inundated with millions of displaced migrants.”

To read more about the Islamist threat and why de-radicalizing militants is not a simple task, follow the link, here, to the Toronto Sun.