Whereas the Pacific Ocean is a bipolar power structure between the Chinese on one end, and the US and its allies on the other, the Indian Ocean has become an unpredictable multipolar military playground that could have innumerable consequences.
From a local southern Lebanese guerrilla force to a huge regional player, Hezbollah has made many friends and foes. It’s implications for the Lebanese state, to states where similar replica are now emerging, the militia force has come to represent a rising theme and issue in the Middle East: the militia and it’s parallel state.
In an age of uncertain conflict, Jacqueline Hicks looks at the potential moral and security concerns involved in the global arms trade.
Kathryn Verdoni sheds light on Canada’s controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia with a detailed analysis of the benefits and drawbacks.
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.
The arms business is making a killing in the Middle East as countries all over the world are scrambling to get in on the action. Canada is no exception.
In Part I of this two part series, Program Editors Kelsie Chasse and Ashley McIntyre discussed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and Canada’s past reluctance to sign. In this section, Libya, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are examined as case studies, and the possible application of the ATT in past and future arms deals is discussed.