Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is the federal political minister responsible for the RCMP and CSIS. When our spies and cops fail to stop violent acts from occurring, few are willing to cut them some slack and try to understand the challenges inherent in the work they do. One of the hardest challenges is the use of unbreakable encryption: it is very difficult to determine violent intent when you cannot read the communications sent between nefarious parties, writes Phil Gurski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
So is democracy coming to the Congo at last? Donâ€™t count on it. The regimeâ€™s choice for a successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, is a close colleague of Kabilaâ€™s with no independent support base of his own.
The Russian president upsets the West when he takes territory abroad or interferes with elections or conflicts in other countries, but the U.S. and its allies have been doing these things for years and are still seen as the â€˜good guys.â€™
Special counsel Robert Mueller may well solve Americaâ€™s leadership crisis. If he doesnâ€™t, the Democrats wonâ€™t just need someone who can win the presidency. Theyâ€™ll need someone who canâ€™t lose.