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Even if Donald Trump is convicted of a criminal charge or becomes visibly incapacitated, Republicans won't move against him unless a viable alternative presidential candidate is available, and Nikki Haley, pictured, is that candidate, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Often referred as friend-shoring, the practice of reciprocal procurement was announced in Budget 2023 and stipulates that Canada should open its public procurement markets only to countries who share our values, who play by the rules, and also provide access to their markets in return. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Joko Widodo, left, and Prabowo Subianto, pictured on Oct. 11, 2019. Indonesia's outgoing president Widodo, nicknamed 'Jokowi,' still enjoyed a 70 per cent public approval rating and the national economy had grown 43 per cent. But Indonesian voters were left with limited choices once the 'good guy' and the 'bad guy' made a deal, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative, is chief among those who have an interest in distracting the focus of the western powers from his war with Ukraine, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Kosovar Deputy Foreign Minister Liza Gashi was in Ottawa last week holding political consultations with Canadian officials and Parliamentarians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade