Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Andriy Shevchenko, talks about his prior experiences as a journalist and politician, and why he believes Russia poses an existential threat to the West.
With over five years of bloodshed on all fronts of the Syrian civil war, and with no reasonable solution in sight, Jayson Derow analyzes whether the separation of ethnic groups through de facto partition is a feasible strategy to manage ethnic conflict, or is such an approach actually a conflict waiting to happen?
This is the third installment of an ongoing series on creating a DIY IR “degree” through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and academic resources. Building on the foundational materials in Part 1 and the regional concentrations in Part 2, this part will suggest thematic concentrations in particularly salient issues in international relations. War […]
Does Canadian Foreign Aid Really Help? Sravani Mamillapalli discusses how developmental aid could be worsening, rather than improving, conditions in developing countries.
As seen in recent years, modern war zones are rife with hybrid threats and belligerent groups that adhere less to international norms and bodies than their ideological motivations. Matthew Sherlock-Hubbard and Marko Babic discuss why Canada must engage with partners across the world to work together in confronting security challenges to Canada, its Allies, and other nations and peoples in need.
Wartime has become the only kind of time we have. Jayson Derow discusses why there is a need for Western politics to recognize the current realities of conflict and function as a cohesive Alliance within NATO in a way that protects its shared values that remain vulnerable.
Canada must decide whether it will become a viable partner within the NATO alliance or a free-rider. Jayson Derow discusses the importance of fulfilling the 2% metric of defence spending to combat Russian aggression.
Western military forces have demonstrated that they are effective in implementing regime change. But such regimes failed to foster stability or eradicate jihadist extremism, and thus, war persists and blood is still spilt. Jayson Derow discusses why the overthrowing of the Assad government will not ease tensions within the Syrian civil war or the battle against ISIS.
Not only do unclear objectives delegitimize war efforts, but so too does setting a time limit for withdrawal. Jayson Derow discusses why any political and military success against ISIS will not be sustainable unless accompanied by a comprehensive political process and an enduring commitment to the complete eradication of ISIS.