News stories about the Ogossagou massacre that killed more than 161 people, the death of Malian soldiers at the hands of jihadi terrorists, as well as the resignation of the Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga hardly paint a picture of progress towards inter-communal peace in that country. In fact, an analysis of MINUSMA (the […]
Rejeanne Lacroix examines the need for dynamic military doctrine in relation to the CAF Child Soldiers Doctrine and upcoming peacekeeping operations in Mali. Has Canada provided the globe with a viable framework for this complex issue?
With the possibility that Canadian security forces may be deployed to Mali in order to aid a UN peacekeeping mission, it is necessary to understand what this mission would entail. Nabil Bhatia explains the Malian conflict and analyzes the moral and strategic dilemmas faced by the Canadian government in making this decision.
The security of Mali is of great concern to the international community and in particular to France. Roderick Ramsden examines the situation in Mali and discusses whether Canadian participation would be best suited for the ongoing UN mission or in partnership with France, in their broader operations.
Paul Pryce discusses the Canadian military’s increasing focus on logistics and training support in Africa and what this might mean for Canadian soft power.
Malcolm McEachern discusses South Africa’s failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir after he attended an African Union meeting in South Africa, and what this means for the ICC.