On the Editor’s Forum, program editors at NAOC continue their case-by-case examination of different areas of the globe and identify their respective security contingencies. In this instalment, the Eastern Mediterranean is the region being reviewed.
The Eastern Mediterranean is without a doubt a conflict-prone geographic location. Most consider the conflicts between Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and occasionally, Egypt, when discussing the region, but new players are clashing with one another, and this time, they’re allies. While the world looks at nearby Syria, it has been Turkey, Cyprus and Greece that […]
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
With last weekend’s Allied airstrikes on Syria, a very limited response was made to Assad’s chemical attack on Douma. Was it too little, too late? Is there no “red line” to prevent future WMD usage?
Chaos theory holds that there’s predictability in seemingly random events. So, is it possible to predict world events using mathematical models? Or assist in development of military applications?
As Month 13 looms for many Syrians who are trying their hand at integrating into Canada without financial assistance, it is a pivotal point in the country’s ability to see their presence as a blessing as opposed to a burden.
As various sects and tribes experience tensions, find out what dangers could remain in the Middle East after the defeat ISIS.