No Ukrainian official has yet been able to explain how faking Arkady Babchenkoâ€™s death could possibly save him from future attacks.
The famously unbiddable Senator has lived a life whose lessons defy, and will outlive, the temporary insanity of Americaâ€™s current political crisis.
As warfare spikes, UN peacekeeping is at a breaking point, unable to keep up with relentless demand.
In the end, this ruling may force the government of Canada to rethink CSISâ€™ role. It may change the rules of the road to have the intelligence agency collect to evidentiary standards (spy agencies in other countries appear to do this). Whatever the outcome of this trial, it bears watching for what it means for our ability to prosecute terrorism cases.
It's unclear how much of Canada's defence budget will be spent in the coming years.