Kareem El-Assal is a Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Council of Canada. He recently completed a Master of Arts in International Relations at Durham University in the UK. Kareem completed his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science at the University of Toronto. In addition to previously working for several federal government departments, Kareem interned at the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland and is currently working in Brussels, Belgium. Kareem’s research interests include human rights and development, security studies, democratization, and macro-economics, with a keen eye towards Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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Revisiting Canada’s September 2012 Decision to Cut Ties to Iran

Following Foreign Minister John Baird’s recent comments on Iran, calling it the main threat to international peace, Kareem El-Assal looks back at the Harper government’s September 2012 decision to cut ties with Iran.