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A new north

Nouveau North is a new media initiative that seeks to reconnect Canadians with the Canadian spirit and introduce its value abroad. Created by Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, Nouveau North’s mission is to communicate the authentically Canadian ways of living, working and doing in a manner felt to be currently missing from both brands and…

Land of eternal revolution

With recent news of Obama’s decision to lift restrictions on Cuba, let’s take a closer look at the image of this enigmatic little country. Cuba has been suffering from US trade sanctions for a long time. The embargo was first introduced in 1960, shortly after Fidel Castro seized power, and has been extended at various…

North Korea: Mad, bad and capricious?

Those fearsome North Koreans are at it again! Kim and co are apparently none too pleased at the latest movie release from Sony. The film, ‘The Interview’, starring James Franco, revolves around two Americans who plot to sneak into the reclusive country and assassinate Kim Jong Un. Recently, an anonymous hacking group called ‘Guardians of…

Changing the world, one good country at a time
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Changing the world, one good country at a time

Hot on the heels of the Good Country Index comes another novel idea from Simon Anholt – the Good Country Party. In an in-depth Guardian interview, Anholt outlines his plan to change the world. He talks about the Good Country Party’s ‘natural constituency’, which potentially consists of around 700 million ‘new cosmopolitans’ (global citizens who…