The European Union enjoyed its pinnacle of influence after the Soviet Union collapsed.
The British House of Commons this week expressed strong distaste for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is called “Il Rottamatore,” which translates into the dismantler or demolition man.
The EU has seen growth of bureaucratic and administrative apparatus and a regulatory environment not always economic-growth enhancing.
Canadians are clearly not convinced that Ottawa engaged in responsible resettlement during refugee crisis.
Given Canada's proximity to the United States, we tend to take our peace and security for granted.
This comfortable distance from most of the world's violence has also led us to underestimate how useful Canada might be in defusing threats elsewhere using an item some people overlook as leverage: energy.