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My Time Column on the Rush-Bagot Treaty

President Trump had some harsh words for Canada recently over their trade policies for the dairy industry.

But Trump should be praising the friendship with our neighbor to the north. In fact, if he watched a recent episode of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon he would have a good briefing in U.S.-Canadian relations.

It happened in a dance off between Fallon and actor Mike Myers. Myers was representing his homeland Canada and Fallon the United States. When the dancing duel was ending, Myers talked about the peaceful relations between the U.S. and Canada. He mentioned the Rush-Bagot agreement, which was negotiated when Canada was a colony of Great Britain.

See my column at Time Magazine.

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Why Nuke Treaty Vital for Israel, Iran and the United States

It’s not well known that Israel, Iran and the United States have all signed a nuclear arms control treaty. It’s the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which bans all nuclear test explosions.

Israel, Iran and the U.S. also host detection stations to make sure no country cheats this treaty. These are stations that detect seismic activity or radioactive particles that would signal a nuclear weapons explosion. This international monitoring system is meant to catch any country that tries to do secret nuclear tests in violation of the CTBT.

See my commentary at The Huffington Post:

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Video: The War of 1812

A short film on the history of the War of 1812 produced by the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the US Navy. See the video on YouTube.

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U.S. donation helps strategy shift in Yemen

The United States is scaling up its efforts to fight hunger in Yemen. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday announced a US $40 million donation from America. WFP will use the funds in assisting 2.8 million hungry Yemenis.

Read more at Examiner.

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