The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up
In the early 1970s, Canada envisioned a Trans-Canada Computer Communications Network free from US control.
A Second Brexit Referendum Doesn't Seem Likely
The confusing sovereignty paradox behind the UK's Article 50 ruling.
How Satellites Will Enable Canada to Surveil the Arctic With Drones
A proposed satellite network will keep an eye on the Arctic.
The Leader of Quebec’s Embattled Separatist Movement Abruptly Resigns
Media magnate and brash sovereigntist Pierre-Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly on Monday, say he's leaving politics for the well-being of his kids.
How to Claim Your Very Own Island
Thanks to a 19th century law, Americans can lay claim to any uninhabited island with birdshit on it.
defense & security
Here's Why the US Is Still Using Guantanamo to Squat in Cuba
Gitmo is one of the few places in the world that are under the rule of law but still not really anyone's property, making it both a weird legal outlier and a unique asset.
Libya's Future Is Up in the Air as Political Talks Between Rival Governments Collapse
These negotiations are the international community's attempt to retain Libya as some sort of viable state. Meanwhile, a power vacuum has allowed people-smugglers and Islamist militants to gain an edge in the chaos.
Quebec Separatism Isn't Dead — But It's Fighting for Relevance
As the Canadian campaign has worn on the crowds have thinned and the rhetoric has thickened for the Bloc Quebecois, a separatist party that was virtually wiped out in the last federal election.
Dividing the Arctic Has Turned into a Very Diplomatic Clusterfuck
A bureaucratic, science-based clusterfuck.
Venezuela Is Suddenly Intent on Annexing Two-Thirds of Neighboring Guyana
Critics of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have decried the revival of the territorial claim as a farce that is meant to distract Venezuelans from their country’s economic crisis.
Will War Games With the U.S. Test Australia's Ties With China?
Australian Defence Force personnel will today begin a training exercise with the United States and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
The US Is Throwing $4 Million at Building an Unmanned Arctic Surveillance System
The fight for Arctic sovereignty is heating up.