2020 Vision: The Need to Expand the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves

2020 has been rough for Canada and for the world. In this article, Justin Dell argues that the emergence of multiple security contingencies across the globe this year, many of which pose a direct threat to Canadians, necessitates that policymakers significantly enlarge the Canadian Armed Forces reserves in order to ensure that Canadian military personnel are not stretched too thinly as they respond to an ever-growing list of emergencies.

Climate Change, Human Rights, Capitalism, and Chinese Expansion: How COVID-19 is reshaping the world

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most important global event since World War II. We are living in a historic period that will change our world forever. Although each of these issues warrants in-depth discussion in its own right, this article aims to begin a conversation regarding how the COVID-19 crisis is currently shaping each of […]

Special Report: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Bombings – An Intelligence Failure? Or an Intelligence Operation?

Since the Easter Sunday bombings that rocked Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 21, 2019, killing more than 250 people and injuring another 500, questions remain unanswered surrounding the role of the Sri Lankan military and intelligence services before and after the event. Even though the Sri Lankan authorities blamed a local group, National Thowheed Jamaath […]

Women’s rights and the responsibility to protect (R2P) in conflict and post-conflict situations

This article analyzes the link between women’s rights and the notion of R2P in a conflict/ post-conflict situation. In so doing, this article suggests that recognizing WPS while implementing every phase of R2P is necessary to address atrocities against women during and after conflict.

What do Imran Khan and Godzilla Have in Common: Both are bitter enemies of climate change

In 1954, Japan’s Toho Studios released the first Godzilla film (Gojira in Japanese), which drew inspiration from the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki nine years earlier.  Now well into his 60s, you would think that Godzilla should have already planned a smooth retirement. Instead, after a blockbuster 2014 Hollywood re-emergence and a superb Japanese […]