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Julian Spencer-Churchill

Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | June 1, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured. Canada is contributing far less to the defence of North America and global democracy than you would expect from the world’s ninth largest economy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | June 1, 2022
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | June 1, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured. Canada is contributing far less to the defence of North America and global democracy than you would expect from the world’s ninth largest economy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | January 20, 2022
The prompt visit by Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured in October 2020, to Kyiv to discuss financial and weapons assistance to Ukraine will not contribute any effective enhancement to the military deterrent against Russian conquest, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | January 20, 2022
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | January 20, 2022
The prompt visit by Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured in October 2020, to Kyiv to discuss financial and weapons assistance to Ukraine will not contribute any effective enhancement to the military deterrent against Russian conquest, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | January 12, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured ahead of the APEC Summit on Nov. 9, 2014, with China's President Xi Jinping. Some power adversaries need to be satisfied, and some value enemies need to be reassured. Some costly campaigns, like the War on Terror, and the constant push to bomb Iran, need to shelved. This is a pressing policy need, as China has already sought to fracture the democratic coalition of states, and is itself also seeking to neutralize the alignment of states in Southeast Asia. Photograph courtesy of the Kremlin
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | January 12, 2022
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | January 12, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured ahead of the APEC Summit on Nov. 9, 2014, with China's President Xi Jinping. Some power adversaries need to be satisfied, and some value enemies need to be reassured. Some costly campaigns, like the War on Terror, and the constant push to bomb Iran, need to shelved. This is a pressing policy need, as China has already sought to fracture the democratic coalition of states, and is itself also seeking to neutralize the alignment of states in Southeast Asia. Photograph courtesy of the Kremlin
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | December 9, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured. The problem is that China’s aggressive sabre-rattling may be a symptom of self-delusion that a small arsenal is sufficient to coerce its neighbours and deter U.S. intervention on the Asian littoral, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | December 9, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | December 9, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured. The problem is that China’s aggressive sabre-rattling may be a symptom of self-delusion that a small arsenal is sufficient to coerce its neighbours and deter U.S. intervention on the Asian littoral, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | November 10, 2021
Justin Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Nov. 8, 2021, addressing his Liberal caucus in-person on the Hill for the first time since the federal election on Sept. 20. The prime minister recently proposed that Canada host a NATO Centre of Excellence on Climate and Security. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | November 10, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | November 10, 2021
Justin Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Nov. 8, 2021, addressing his Liberal caucus in-person on the Hill for the first time since the federal election on Sept. 20. The prime minister recently proposed that Canada host a NATO Centre of Excellence on Climate and Security. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 29, 2021
U.S. Marines are pictured on Aug. 20 participating in an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 29, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 29, 2021
U.S. Marines are pictured on Aug. 20 participating in an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 27, 2021
China's President Xi Jinping, pictured. China’s implicit warning on Oct. 21 that it would abandon the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in retaliation for the AUKUS submarine deal between the U.S., the UK, and Australia, is a cheap act of public diplomacy, and is against China’s own self-interest, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 27, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 27, 2021
China's President Xi Jinping, pictured. China’s implicit warning on Oct. 21 that it would abandon the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in retaliation for the AUKUS submarine deal between the U.S., the UK, and Australia, is a cheap act of public diplomacy, and is against China’s own self-interest, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 21, 2021
The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan are pictured boarding a helicopter in Kabul in March 2014. The military campaign and provision of services in Afghanistan, however effectively executed, should have been accompanied by a third campaign of ideas. NATO’s failure to address the issue of political Islam doomed its efforts to failure, and continues to haunt Western policy, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Canadian Armed Forces/Cpcl Patrick Blanchard
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 21, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 21, 2021
The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan are pictured boarding a helicopter in Kabul in March 2014. The military campaign and provision of services in Afghanistan, however effectively executed, should have been accompanied by a third campaign of ideas. NATO’s failure to address the issue of political Islam doomed its efforts to failure, and continues to haunt Western policy, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Canadian Armed Forces/Cpcl Patrick Blanchard
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 7, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured. War between the United States and China over Taiwan will occur, or will not occur, not because of the wise prognostication of a Henry Kissinger or the China experts focused on the backroom politics in Beijing, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 7, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | October 7, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured. War between the United States and China over Taiwan will occur, or will not occur, not because of the wise prognostication of a Henry Kissinger or the China experts focused on the backroom politics in Beijing, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | September 23, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 30, 2021, in Ottawa. Our prime minister is desperately following the polls, as a Liberal must do, given that the fractured left vote sincerely rather than strategically. He is therefore not likely to pursue policies that anticipate near-term world events, particularly in dealing with the rise of a territorially assertive China, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | September 23, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | September 23, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 30, 2021, in Ottawa. Our prime minister is desperately following the polls, as a Liberal must do, given that the fractured left vote sincerely rather than strategically. He is therefore not likely to pursue policies that anticipate near-term world events, particularly in dealing with the rise of a territorially assertive China, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | September 20, 2021
Afghan national police and army personnel and U.S. army soldiers patrol in July 2009 in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Army
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | September 20, 2021
Opinion | BY JULIAN SPENCER-CHURCHILL | September 20, 2021
Afghan national police and army personnel and U.S. army soldiers patrol in July 2009 in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Army