With many of Canada’s foreign fighters emerging from Calgary, it must be explored how a cosmopolitan city has now become a ‘hotbed’ for ISIS recruitment. Nabil Bhatia attempts to answer this question by investigating cases of radicalization in the Canadian city.
Turkey faces repeated terrorist attacks and increasing security threats. What does this mean for NATO’s vital ally in the Middle East and how might President Erdogan answer? Mitchell Haid discusses what may be needed to prevent further destabilization.
What is the future of Nineveh Province after Iraq’s Mosul Offensive? Evon Sworesho investigates four possible outcomes in the ethnically and religiously diverse Province when ISIS is defeated.
The Islamic State has been severely weakened in recent months due to advances made by Iraqi forces, Shi’ite militias, Kurdish fighters, and the US-led coalition. Through gruelling battles over its strongholds, ISIS has not only suffered the loss of land and personnel, but it has also lost access to key sources of revenue and has […]
The West’s ability to influence the Syrian civil war is very limited. In the interest of relieving suffering, the first thing we must do is dispel some myths about what is possible.
Civilians in Yemen are suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis but have drawn little public attention. Farah Bogani addresses the complicity of Western powers in fuelling the conflict in Yemen.
On January 3 2016, Revolting, a BBC 2 sketch-comedy show, released an online skit called, “The Real Housewives of ISIS.” The skit introduces four wives of ISIS fighters, fulfilling their duty as “average” housewives. One scene shows two women awkwardly wearing the same suicide vest. Another depicts a woman chained to her oven, excited […]