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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

W. Andy Knight

W. Andy Knight is chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and director of the Children Affected by War project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Children As “Weapon Systems”

A general dedicates his life to ending the use of child soldiers worldwide April 2011
Imagine. You are a soldier, trained to kill the enemy. On the battlefield, just as you are about to shoot an enemy combatant, you suddenly see in your gun sights that the soldier is a mere child “in the tattered remnants of a military uniform with dozens more children behind.” What would you do? This is the ethical dilemma that Roméo Dallaire asks his readers to ponder in his latest…