Mark Jarratt discusses the importance for Canada to address child soldiers when entering a war zone on a peacekeeping mission.
Michele Di Leo interviews Marc Trouyet, the Consul General of France in Toronto, about the most interesting aspects of his diplomatic career, as well as France’s efforts as to combat terrorism and remain an active player in the international system.
The political battleground pitting South African President Jacob Zuma and his personal elite against opposition groups, civil society, and the state’s democratic institutions reached new heights this past year. Thomas Lee takes a look at the country’s rampant corruption, increasingly precarious political and economic backdrop, and the prospects for Zuma’s downfall in 2017.
Canada has been criticized for not contributing enough money to international defence, but do defence expenditures truly reflect Canada’s contribution.
What can be understood from the Liberal government’s commitments about future Canadian involvement in UN Peace Operations, and are there alternative mission options that attain similar goals but are more aligned with current security interests? Ryan Atkinson discusses.
Canada was once viewed as a leader of UN peacekeeping missions. However, this role has shifted with the changing nature of global conflicts. Jayson Derow discusses why it would be more effective for the Liberal government to devote military resources to the battle in Iraq and Syria, instead of fragmenting the Canadian Armed Forces to various ineffective missions in Africa to fight the same enemy.