Robert W Murray | February 21, 2014

Canada has a diplomatic role to play in Ukraine

But red lines, threats, and one-upmanship will not work...read more.

Despite the fact that the silence surrounding Canada’s Arctic strategy has been deafening....read the full editorial.

A declining hegemon coupled with policy ineptitude is having a profound impact on current world events...read more.

​Vladimir Putin, after a mysterious absence, has finally reappeared. And just in time, too...read more.

West unprepared to deal with modern conflict

Russia’s actions in Crimea a template for other aggressive states...read more.

Days before a self-imposed deadline, the Obama Administration again delayed its decision on the future of the Keystone XL pipeline...read more.

Obama and the decline of American hegemony

The President has done the U.S. no favours by mishandling foreign policy for so long...read more.

Selected Editorials

When doing a cursory search of articles and commentaries about the current state of Arctic international relations, you'd be forgiven if....read the full editorial.

Putting students last in Ontario

By Robert Murray and Rob Leone | May 25, 2015

There are some things money can buy, but when there’s no money to go around, something has to give. In Ontario’s education sector, there isn’t enough money to go around anymore, and unions clearly aren’t happy...read more.

The King provides an interesting explanation for the Obama administration's pipeline policy...read more.

Robert W Murray | March 20, 2014

Olympic Committee’s support of dictatorships must end

Russia, like China before it, is using the Games to distract observers from its true nature...read more.

Keystone XL, Obama, and the Politics of Indecision

Robert W Murray & Christopher Sands

​May 2, 2014


Do not oversell the Russian threat in the Arctic

May 16, 2016

How the Liberals can develop Canada's Arctic strategy

February 8, 2016

The Ongoing Evolution of Arctic International Relations
Robert Murray | July 16, 2014

Robert Murray on the complexities of circumpolar politics and the scholars seeking to understand them....read more.


Robert W Murray | July 24, 2014

The poverty of western strategy in Ukraine

There is little doubt that Putin is interested in a partitioned Ukraine at the very least and may not stop there...read more.

Why Neo-Containment Should Not Extend to Arctic
Robert Murray and Tom Keating | April 24, 2014

The Arctic should not be included in NATO’s strategy against Russia, argue Robert Murray and Tom Keating.....read more.


How the Elvis Presley Doctrine Blocked Keystone XL

Robert W Murray & Christopher Sands

​January 20, 2015


As cities across both Canada and the U.S. continue to stumble their way through issues surrounding the introduction of ride-sharing services such as Uber, it’s clear the ongoing reluctance by municipalities to allow these services is less about ride sharing or taxis, and more about how Canadian politicians at all levels seem to believe that consumers will accept monopolies as fact of life...read more.

Robert W Murray | March 4, 2014

Harper is Not Putting Canada (or the Canadian Arctic) First
Robert Murray and Tom Keating | October 22, 2013

The Throne Speech suggests Canada still lacks a viable strategy to secure its Arctic interests, argues Robert Murray......read more.


Time for a New Western Strategy in Ukraine

February 10, 2015

Western strategy towards the Ukraine crisis has been a failure. Without a dose of deterrence to complement diplomatic efforts, Eastern Europe may share Ukraine’s fate...read more.

High time governments embraced the sharing economy

Robert W Murray and Frank Atkins

November 30, 2015

Robert W Murray | February 4, 2014

For the past two years, the world has stood by and watched as the Assad regime waged open and brutal war against its own citizens in Syria...read more.

Containing Russia should not mean bringing NATO to the Arctic
Robert W Murray and Tom Keating | April 24, 2014

As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, Canada is under increasing pressure to include the Arctic as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s strategy to counteract Russian

aggression....read more.


The Need for Post-R2P Humanitarianism

Aidan Hehir and Robert Murray | March 17, 2015
States have never been moral actors and R2P has failed to compel them to act. It is time to rethink how we protect communities at risk...read more.

Russia's Next Move:
Domination of the Arctic?

By Robert Murray & Thomas Nichols 

 March 19, 2015

R2P: More Harm Than Good?

Robert W Murray

August 28, 2013


American (ir)relevance
in the ​New World Order

Robert W Murray | April 15, 2014

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

Robert W Murray and Joe Varner | November 19, 2015

What a difference a year makes.  Recall that no so long ago, Canada and other Western states were united in their condemnation of Russia’s Vladimir Putin after...read more.

In Defence of Expertise

December 16, 2013

What exactly is an ‘expert’ and with the incredible databases of knowledge available to the general public, is there really a need for experts anymore?  Further, do they still exist beyond the ivory towers of academia?...read more.